Waukon High School 2008 graduate Frank Weymiller one of five former Kohawks to be inducted into Coe College Athletic Hall of Fame this fall

Coe Athletic Hall of Famer ... Frank Weymiller, a 2008 Waukon High School graduate, reacts after making a play for the Coe College football team. Playing for the Coe football team from 2009-2012, Weymiller will be one of five former Kohawk athletes to be inducted into the Coe Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, September 23 during this year’s Homecoming festivities.

September 23 ceremony will honor one of the fiercest defenders to wear a Kohawk football uniform

The Coe College Athletic Hall of Fame committee has announced its 2023 Hall of Fame class and among those honored former Kohawk athletes is 2008 Waukon High School graduate Frank Weymiller. He will be one of five Coe stand-out athletes who will be inducted into the Coe College Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming weekend Saturday, September 23 in Cedar Rapids.

n addition to Weymiller, the 51st Hall of Fame class for Coe College Athletics includes Nick LeClere, a Kohawk wrestler who graduated in 2012; Ashlee Simon Rush, who played softball for Coe and is a 2012 graduate; Keelie Finnel Schroeder, a 2012 graduate and Kohawk track & field and cross country athlete; and baseball player Nick Stein, who graduated in 2013.

All Kohawk athletes who have earned a varsity letter and have completed their degree requirements at Coe, or have been an athletic coach and/or staff member at Coe College, are eligible for the Coe Athletic Hall of Fame. Potential candidates must be nominated in order to be considered for induction.

Weymiller is a 2013 Coe graduate and was named the 2012 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Defensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the 2013 Barron Bremner Outstanding Male Athlete. He is considered among the greatest individual players to come through the Kohawk football program, becoming the first Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) player to be named a D3football.com All-American in three different seasons.

A three-time first-team All-Conference player, Weymiller helped Coe to the best record in the IIAC during his career. He appears in the Coe record book 44 times and is still the football program’s career leader in forced fumbles (15), quarterback sacks (57.5) and tackles for loss (36.5) while ranking 11th all-time in total tackles.

Weymiller set the single-season sack record for Coe football in 2009, totaling 15.5 such halts before reaching double-digits for that statistic in 2011 and 2012 as well. The New Albin native led the IIAC in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles in all three of his seasons and led the Kohawks to an undefeated conference title in 2012, as well as three NCAA Division III Play-Off appearances.

His career statistical totals could perhaps have been even greater had he not missed his entire sophomore season in 2010 after having back surgery. The statistical numbers he compiled in each of his three seasons all still rank within the top five or six of many of Coe football’s single-season defensive statistical rankings.

The son of Dave and Laure Weymiller of rural New Albin, he has returned to work in his family’s farming operation. He and his wife, the former Kelsey Baxter, have three young sons, Bo, Eli and Crew.