Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ted Scalissi

Theodore Glenn Scalissi

October 26, 1921
Madison, WI

January 6, 1987
Janesville, WI

1937-38 Central High School - Madison, WI (High School)
1938-39 Central High School - Madison, WI (High School)
1939-40 Central High School - Madison, WI (High School)
1940-41 Ripon College - Wisconsin (College)
1941-42 Ripon College - Wisconsin (College)
1942-43 Ripon College - Wisconsin (College)
1946-47 Ripon College - Wisconsin (College)
1946-47 Oshkosh All-Stars (Independent)
1947-48 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1947-48 Beaver Dam Olo Soap (Independent)

Scalissi served three years in the U.S. Army during World War 2, receiving a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star while seeing combat in the European Theater. He played football and basketball at Ripon, as well as running track. Aside from playing for Oshkosh, he also played pro football for the Chicago Rockets. He later worked many years as a teacher and coach, and was a well-respected basketball official in Wisconsin high school athletics.

He married Betty Blanchar (1923-2002) on January 19, 1946, and they had two sons and two daughters.

Pro Football Stats:

Ripon Hall of Fame
Grave / Obituary
Betty's Obituary


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