Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes Football

Wolter Inducted into UW Whitewater Hall of Fame

jake-wolterThe Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes football team is pleased to announce that Head Coach Jake Wolter has been inducted into the 53rd Hall of Fame Class by UW-Whitewater’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Wolter, who joined Bay’s football coaching staff under Jim Tietjen in 2012, played cornerback and strong safety for UW-Whitewater Warhawks from 1997-2000, winning All American honors at defensive back in 2000. He was a key factor in UW-Whitewater winning back-to-back WIAC championships in 1997 and 1998, and helped the team reach the NCAA Playoffs in 1997.

“In football,” according to an official release, “[Jake] was named All-America by three organizations as a defensive back in 2000, when he served as a captain and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, and honorable mention All-America as a kick returner in 1999. A three-time all-conference selection, Wolter was a part of back-to-back WIAC championships in 1997 and 1998 and helped the team reach the NCAA Playoffs in 1997. He finished his career as the program’s all time leader in career interceptions (20), which ranks him tied for eighth in conference history and still stands as the program’s record.”

Jake was also a standout for the Warhawk’s men’s basketball team, playing from 1998-2002. He left the hard court ranked as third in all time in career steals (167) and steals average (2.14) and eighth in career 3-pointers made (121) and attempted (356).

Wolter will take his place alongside 10 other inductees during a halftime ceremony at UW-Whitewater football game against UW-Platteville on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, and at the annual Hall of Fame banquet following the game.