Aloysius A. "Wishy" Kramer

Years as Calvert Head Football Coach - 1924 & 1929-48

Career Record - 110-52-7 (65%)

League Membership During Career
Northern Parochial Conference 1930-31
League of Six Nations (Charter Member) 1931-40
Independent - 1940-48

League Championships - 6 plus 1 Tiffin City Championship

"Wishy" Kramer was the father of Calvert Football, starting the program in 1924 the year after his graduation from Columbian High School. It was during his tenure that the "Senecas" nickname was adopted in 1931, 100 years after the departure of the Senecas of the Sandusky tribe from Ohio. He is Calvert's winningest all-time coach with 110 career wins.

Joe Buckley, Tiffin Junior Home Class of 1943, called Kramer "the best coach that I have ever seen". He sited Wishy's amazing ability to game plan, confuse the opposition and motivate his players beyond what they would normally have achieved. After Buckley's graduation, he and Kramer remained good friends, and they often discussed old times over coffee at Burkey's Lunch. (now Rosies)

See related article on Calvert's first season.