Baldwin coach Zuzzio to go into Hall of Fame

Ted Zuzzio, who has spent the past 37 years coaching at Baldwin High and teaching in the Baldwin school district, today will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, at a ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.

A local athletics institution, whose girls track team won the Class 4A team title for the third time in four years this past spring, Zuzzio also has coached girls basketball and football (as an assistant) during his time at BHS. He has led Baldwin’s girls track program since his arrival, and the Bulldogs have won 22 regional titles and 16 league championships on his watch.

Prior to stepping down after 35 seasons as Baldwin’s girls basketball coach, Zuzzio’s teams won two state titles and finished as runners-up on three occasions. He finished with a record of 521-147, with nine trips to the state tournament in a 20-year span.

Zuzzio served as a football assistant from 1976 to 1986, and Baldwin won the state championship in 1981.

A woodworking teacher at BHS for 21 years, Zuzzio currently instructs physical-education and health classes at Baldwin Junior High, where he has taught for the past 16 years.