Wayne State College

Dennis Wagner

Inducted: 2005

Dennis Wagner resurrected the Wayne State College football program in the 1990's with a high-powered offensive attack that ranked among the nation's best each season. During his eight seasons (1989-1996) at WSC, Wagner compiled a 44-37-1 record (.543), including a 9-1 mark in 1993. His 44 victories rank third in school history behind Del Stoltenberg's 62 wins. Wagner also helped several of his players further their careers as Byron Chamberlain, Brad Ottis and Kevin Swayne played in the National Football League while other players went on to careers in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. Wagner left WSC to become an assistant coach at Division I Fresno State for seven seasons (1997-2003). He then served four years at Nebraska (2004-07) as offensive line coach under Bill Callahan before being named head coach at Western Carolina for four years from 2008-11. Wagner now serves as assistant head coach/offensive line at Liberty University in Virginia. Wagner was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame October 1, 2005.