Harold Zimmerman

ccshof logo Inducted
2011


Harold Zimmerman
Coach / Teacher • West Chester

"Zimmy" was the gym teacher at Henderson High School when Mr. Henderson was principal through the 1950s. He coached football, track and field and cross country at the high school, then known as West Chester High School. He was legendary as a gym teacher and coached previous CCSHOF inductees, including, Al Bruno, Nick Bruno, Dick Yoder and John Matlack. East High School Football Stadium is named in his honor. The West Chester chapter of American Legion sent Zimmy one of their highest honors, a resolution publicly acknowledging his 1931 undefeated football team. This honor kicked off many more congratulatory honors he received over the course of his 30+ years as a coach. Long after his passing, his name and reputation remained in the junior and senior high school halls.
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