Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wayne Kaeding

Wayne E. Kaeding


Born:
September 14, 1920
York, NE

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Career
1940-41 York College - Nebraska (College)
1941-42 York College - Nebraska (College)
1942-43 York College - Nebraska (College)
1946-47 York College - Nebraska (College)
1947-48 Omaha Tomahawks (PBLA)
1948-49 Beatrice High School - Nebraska (High School) Head coach
1949-50 Beatrice High School - Nebraska (High School) Head coach
1950-51 Beatrice High School - Nebraska (High School) Head coach
1951-52 Beatrice High School - Nebraska (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Beatrice High School - Nebraska (High School) Head coach 
1953-54 Beatrice High School - Nebraska (High School) Head coach, freshmen

Born to William and Johanna Kaeding in Nebraska. A skilled baseball player, he graduated from Benedict High School in 1937 and entered the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was in the CCC he learned how to play basketball, and he took to it and by the time he finished his 18 months in the CCC, he enrolled at York College and played basketball there. He entered the U.S. Navy after after a few years at York, and returned after the war. He signed with the Tomahawks and played basketball there briefly before taking a teaching and coaching job at Beatrice High School. He later taught and coached and Beatrice Junior High before becoming the principal there, retiring in 1984. He played semi-pro baseball in the Beatrice area through 1955, and was inducted into the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Wayne's brother Jim was a teammate of Wayne's at York as well as with the Tomahawks.

Source:
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/sports/wayne-kaeding-now-a-baseball-hall-of-famer/article_65ef748e-73c9-11e1-812b-0019bb2963f4.html

Stats:
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=kaediwa01
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/wayne-kaeding/

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