The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Willie Myers, age 81, died on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Myers served as Head Wrestling Coach from 1968-2004 and as Men's Athletic Director from 1983-98, and was a tenured professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching (HPERC).
A visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Community Church, located at W5949 Hackbarth Rd. in Fort Atkinson. A funeral service will be held at the church at 1 p.m., with a burial to follow at Cold Spring Cemetery in Fort Atkinson.
Following services, a get-together will take place at The Real MacCoys, located at N1431 County Rd. N in Whitewater.
To give to Warhawk Wrestling as a memorial for Myers, visit https://uwwsports.com/sports/2020/9/17/support-warhawk-athletics-in-2020-21.aspx, select “Wrestling” from the dropdown menu, check the box for “Tribute Gift” and write in “Willie Myers.”
The campus flag located by the Visitor Center will be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in his honor.