Ernest "Griz" Wagner


Ernest "Griz" Wagner

High School: Franklin 1908


Inducted 1962

Played varsity basketball and baseball at Franklin High School, graduating in 1908 before state tourney was begun...coached Franklin to 5 straight sectional titles beginning in 1917 -- with the last 3 of those leading to an unprecedented 3 straight state championships in 1920, 1921, and 1922... moved on to coach Franklin College for 11 years, winning state collegiate championships in 1923 and 1924.

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