Kevin Wilma

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Kevin Wilma was an outstanding football player at Napa High School. He also played some junior varsity basketball and baseball, but it was in the sport of football as a defensive linebacker that Wilma excelled. After being a standout defensive player on the 1967 Napa High team, Wilma turned it up another notch for the 1968 season. Wilma was captain of the 1968 Napa High football team that had the best defense in the NBL, holding opponents to 7.1 points per game. Wilma was All-NBL linebacker and the NBL Lineman of the Year. He was named to the First Team All-North Coast defensive unit and was one of the few players in Napa High history to be named to the San Francisco Chronicle’s All-Northern California defensive team. He was Napa High’s Most Valuable Football Player and Napa High Athlete of the Year. Wilma’s coach Pete Rivers was quoted as saying, “he was not just a good leader, he was an exceptional leader. Having him directing the Napa defense was like having another coach on the field.” Wilma’s football prowess earned him a scholarship to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he continued to excel in defensive football and in the classroom. Wilma spent 20 years in the employee benefit profession as a consultant to a number of major corporations. In 1985, he designed and developed the nations first group underwritten Long Term Care Plan. He is currently Vice President of Development with the Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.