St. John–Emmanuel Lutheran School teacher David Stellwagen was inducted into the Concordia University Chicago Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 11.
David was a four-year letterman in basketball and tennis at Concordia University Chicago. He finished his basketball career with 1,246 points, placing him fifth on the university's current all-time scoring list. His 355 assists puts him second on the all-time list for the Cougars through 2013. David was a member of Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) champion teams in 1982 and 1985, and was honored as the CIT Most Valuable Player in 1985. He was named to All-Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference (NIIC) teams in 1984 and 1985.David’s tennis achievements include a 43-14 career singles record, currently fourth best on the Cougar men’s all-time list. He led the 1984 team with a 15-2 mark and earned the NIIC’s fourth singles title. David also won conference championships as part of the Cougars’ second doubles team in 1984 and 1985. As a team, the Cougars went 40-16 during his four-year tennis career and won the 1984 NIIC title.David grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where his father was a Lutheran pastor. David earned a bachelor's degree in education at Concordia University Chicago in 1985, and a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1992. He began his teaching career at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, before teaching at St. John’s Lutheran School in Racine, Wisconsin. He joined St. John–Emmanuel Lutheran School in 2008.David and his wife, Debby, have three daughters: Abigail, Kayla, and Alaina.