Clarence Lacina

Induction Year: 2008

Clarence Lacina

Clarence "Moose" Lacina demonstrated his skill and versatility as a top athlete in three sports.

As a wrestler, Mr. Lacina was among the top four finishers in the conference during the three seasons he competed. He also placed sixth in the National NAIA Tour in 1960.

In boxing, Mr. Lacina competed in the Golden Gloves program and on amateur cards in Superior and Duluth. He was the Wisconsin Novice Golden Gloves Champion in 1957 and placed second in the Minnesota Golden Gloves in 1959 and 1960.

In football, Mr. Lacina distinguished himself during the 1958, 1959 and 1960 seasons. After graduating in 1961, he signed a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers and played in the United Professional Football League in 1962.

As an educator, Mr. Lacina shared his experience with generations of Wisconsin youngsters. Coaching at Adams-Friendship High School, he led teams to conference titles in wrestling and football. He spent 30 years as high school athletic director in Phillips. During those years he coached football and wrestling, leading his teams to conference championships in both sports.