Wayne Klumper – WHS Class of 1968

Football – letter winner; Southwest All-Conference; Co-captain; All-State Honorable Mention; Southwest Conference Champion football team; All-time WHS football leaders in scoring (season & career) and rushing yards (game and season)

Baseball – letter winner; All-Conference team; Most Valuable Player; District 8 Championship

Activities – Youth Sportsmens’ Club; Trojannaires; 1967 Homecoming King

College – Worthington Community College – Football, Baseball; Mankato State University – Baseball

Wayne has dedicated his life’s work to the young people of Worthington.  He coached the Worthington VFW baseball team for 3 seasons.  His teams played in two straight trips to the VFW State Tournament, placing third in 1971 and second in 1972.  He has spent 24 years as a YMCA employee and was the Executive Director of the Mitchell, SD YMCA from ’73-77 and has been the Physical/Endowment Director at the Worthington YMCA from 1977. He has also served as an officer in the WAYBA baseball association and the Trojan Booster Club.

Wayne and his wife, Dea, are the parents of three children: Tresse, Daniel, and Joseph. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 1996.

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