Former Brookfield Central educator and assistant football coach Jay Zimmerman has been selected for enshrinement in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Zimmerman is a part of a 10-member class that will be inducted in a ceremony Saturday, March 25, at the Marriott West in Madison. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 5:30 p.m. A pre-purchased ticket from the WFCA is required to attend the event. To secure a ticket, mail a check for $45 made out to the WFCA to PO Box 8, Poynette, WI 53955.
Coming to Brookfield Central in 1966, Zimmerman spent 38 years teaching chemistry and physics. He earned numerous awards for his service as an educator, including the Elmbrook District Outstanding Teacher award in 1984, the Brookfield Central High School Teacher of the Year in 1995 and the National Presidential Science Teacher Award in 1984.
Zimmerman also began coaching the junior varsity football team in 1966 and became an assistant varsity football coach in 1977. He served as head varsity coach of the Lancers from 1979-1982 before returning to a role as an assistant coach from 1982-2010. He also was the varsity track coach at Brookfield Central from 1969-1979 and served as an assistant for an additional 13 seasons.