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Al Trotalli - Madison West / Barron / River Falls / Greenfield

03/01/1985, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born February 19, 1930, Madison, Wisconsin

Graduate of Madison West High School, Madison, WI University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS and MS degrees

Coached football at:

Madison West 1950-53;
Barron High School 1954-56;
River Falls High School 1956-58; and
Greenfield High School 1958-72.
His football record was 85 wins, 37 losses, 8 ties, five conference championships, and three undefeated seasons.

At Madison West High School Al participated in football, hockey, volleyball, and archery. In 1946 he was City of Madison’s "Outstanding Sophomore" in football. In 1968 he was co-captain of the football team, All City, All Big R, and All-State first team. He was also senior class president. He was a starting guard on offense and defense for the South All-Star Team.

In 1949 Al was a starting guard on the University of Wisconsin Freshmen Football Team before an injured knee ended his career.

Besides football, Al has coached basketball, volleyball, baseball, track and wrestling. Al has been an Athletic Director for 30 years. He started volleyball at Barron High School, volleyball and wrestling at River Falls High School and at Greenfield he started all programs.

In 1964 he wrote an article for the WIAA Coaches Association Quarterly titled "Player Evaluation and Mental Toughness." Also in 1964 he was a speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Coaches Clinic.

In 1972 Al was the line coach for the Championship West Allis Spartans Semi-Pro team.

He is a former member of the Wisconsin Coaches Association, American Football Coaches Association and a member of Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, G.E.A., W.E.A., N.E.A., and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Al has received the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Associations' 25 Year Award and has been nominated for Greenfield's Outstanding Citizen Award.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame