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Scott Statz, Platteville/Lodi

03/30/2020, 5:15pm CDT

Scott Statz was born in Waunakee, Wisconsin on December 16, 1968, to Joe and Kay Statz. He graduated from Waunakee High School in 1987, where he earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball, and baseball. Scott had the privilege of playing football for WFCA Hall of Fame Coach, Gayle Quinn, while at Waunakee. He earned first team All-Conference and All-Area awards in all three sports. He attended UW-LaCrosse and UW-Madison earning his degrees in english and speech education, playing baseball for UW-LaCrosse. While in college he assisted both Holmen High School and Waunakee High School in varsity football and baseball. Scott assisted both Gayle Quinn and Pat Rice, while coaching at his alma mater.

In the spring of 1994 Scott was named the head baseball coach at Madison Holy Name Seminary. In the fall of 1994 Scott accepted his first teaching position at DeForest High School, while also assisting in football and baseball. In 1995 he was named head football coach at Lodi High School. During his six years as head football coach he led the Blue Devils to their first 3 play-off berths in school history (1995-2000). 

June 17, 2000, his life changed for the better forever, when his daughter Nicole was born.

In 2001 Scott accepted the head football and english position at Platteville High School. During his 14 years as head coach at Platteville High School, the Hillmen qualified for the WIAA play-offs 11 times and won the conference championship four times. In 2013 the Hillmen were WIAA Division 4 state-runner up. Coach Statz Resigned after 20 years as a head football coach after the 2014 season, and served as coordinator for the Hillmen from 2015-2017. Scott was honored as SWC Coach of the Year five times, District Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2013, and The Dubuque Telegraph Herald Coach of the Year in 2013. He was an assistant in the WFCA All-Star Game in 2001 and 2014. His overall record as a head coach was 128-73 in 20 seasons.

Scott would like to thank all of the outstanding players, assistant coaches, managers, school administration, and team staff. “After all is said and done, the relationships are what matter to me the most and I cherish those memories to this day.” A special coaching thank you goes out to Gayle Quinn, Pat Rice, Scott Rice, Dave Richardson, and Joe Schambow.

“Most importantly, I would like to thank my Mom and Dad, my daughter Nicole, my sister Terri and her husband Dave. Without your patience, support, and love, I would never have been able to pursue my passion of coaching the greatest team sport ever. You guys are the best.”

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