Gene B. Belmas

Induction Year: 2008

Gene B. Belmas

Gene B. Belmas was an outstanding player and leader of the Yellowjacket football team from 1959 to 1962.

On the field, Mr. Belmas' performance at offensive guard earned him honors as WSC Football All-Conference First Team in 1960 and 1962. He also received an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention in 1962.

As a team leader, Mr. Belmas was named team captain in 1962, the year the Yellowjackets posted a stellar 7-1-1 record.

Mr. Belmas' contributions were not limited to football. He also participated for one year in track and was a member of the S Club for four years, including one year as president. He participated in student government, several choral groups and the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity.

Mr. Belmas graduated in 1963 and returned to UW-Superior to earn a master's degree in education in 1967. He went on to build a long and successful career as an educator, football, track and skiing coach, and community leader in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.