Died May 28, 2012.
William "Bill" Wohrman, a beloved Broward teacher, athlete and actor, died of natural causes in Coral Springs, he was 81 years of age.
He was "Coach Wohrman" to the students he taught for nearly 40 years in Broward at Stranahan, Plantation and South Plantation high schools. Mr. Wohrman also was a pro football player, part-time actor, Navy veteran, loving husband and devoted father, said his son Scott Wohrman.
As an actor, Mr. Wohrman played Ted's partner in the locally filmed "Porky's" and "Porky's II: The Next Day." He acted in "Cocoon: The Return" and was guest star in original episodes of "Flipper" in 1966. He also appeared in commercials and advertisements.
Wohrman was born and raised in New York City before moving to Bloomingdale, N.J., where he met his future wife, Dolores Aten. He attended the University of South Carolina on an athletic scholarship, where he lettered in football and baseball. He was an All-ACC fullback, team MVP and co-captain in 1954. In 1998 he was inducted into the Gamecock Athletic Hall of Fame. He also was a boxer. After graduating in 1955, Mr. Wohrman was drafted by the NFL's Cleveland Browns and later played for the New York Titans before they became known as the Jets.
In 1960, Wohrman moved to Broward and began his true calling — teaching physical education and coaching young people in football and other sports. His teaching included lessons in life and character development that endured well past high school, according to a flood of Facebook posts by some of his former students.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dolores "Sis" Wohrman. He is survived by son Scott and his wife, Lisa, daughter Valerie Phillips and three grandchildren.