Louis Slimmer

Coach ⋅ Class of 1972

Proviso Township High School

Coach of Proviso Township high school. He started wrestling there in 1936 and retired from coaching wrestling in 1954.

During this tenure; He coached his teams to 7 state championships. He won the first championship ever held, in 1937. Subsequently he won state titles in 1938; 1939; 1940; 1942; 1943 and in 1945. His teams placed third in 1941; 1946 and again in 1952.

Lou coached 18 individual state champions; 26 runner ups; 16 thirds and 5 fourths. A number of these wrestlers went on to colleges where a number of them placed in various conferences and national tournaments. A number of his protégés are coaching around the state.

Grand Marshall 1977

Deceased 1992

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