Bob Wurm; Hall of Fame Inductee

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Bob Wurm

Going into the Cumberland Athletic Hall of Fame this fall, in the coaching category, will be Bob Wurm. He will join Bert Skinner, Dave Olson, and Shannon (Lane) Wiswell in the Induction Ceremony at the Das Lach Haus on October 6.
Wurm moved to Cumberland from Minnesota and coached multiple sports in the Island City for 36 years. He did so while being an outstanding Second grade teacher at Cumberland Elementary. Bob and his wife Joan had three children, Amy, Mike, and John, graduate from the District.
Wurms longest stint was in football, where for 34 years he was a valuable assistant, much of the time calling defensive signals. Part of the 1978 Conference Championship staff, Wurm was very involved in many youth football opportunities from Punt, Pass, and Kick to the Saturday youth days.
He would also join Joe Hegenbarth on the Wrestling staff for 10 years, where he is remembered fondly by the wrestlers for his hard work and leadership. He would continue his time in wrestling by putting 12 years into the Middle School program.
His time in coaching then led him into basketball, where he spent time as both a Girls Basketball Assistant for a decade, as well as a short run in the Middle School program. Add in his two years in Softball and you get an idea of Bob Wurms dedication to the athletes of Cumberland.
When not coaching, Wurm umpired Varsity Baseball for 25 years and refereed basketball. His service has continued into retirement as today he serves on the McKinley Township Board as well as the Northland Ambulance Board.
Soon, we’ll have an opportunity to thank him for his time in the Cumberland District at the well deserved Hall of Fame Induction. Congratulations Bob!




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