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Walt Kroll - Owen-Withee / Milwaukee Lincoln / Marshfield Columbus

03/01/1988, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born May 1, 1929 in Menomonie, WI

Graduate of Glenwood City High School University of Minnesota

Coached football at:

Rockford High School;
Rockford, Minnesota 1957-59;
Owen-Withee High School 1959-61;
Milwaukee Lincoln High School 1961-64; and
Marshfield Columbus High School 1964-87.
His record was 185 wins, 78 losses, 4 ties, seven championships, and two undefeated seasons.

Walt played football, basketball and baseball while a student at Glenwood City High School. He also played basketball while serving with the U.S. Army.

In his 24 years as football coach at Marshfield Columbus Walt was selected Central Wisconsin Catholic Conference Coach of the Year 8 times. His 1980 team won the State Championship. They finished second in 1981. He was the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association "Coach of the Year" in 1981.

His many honors include; WISAA Man of the Year, Channel 7 Coach of the Year, District Coach of the Year, Head Coach of the North Shrine Team in 1984.

He was an assistant in the first game in 1977. As a track coach Walt's teams at Milwaukee Lincoln won the City indoor and outdoor championships in 1962-63. At Marshfield in 1966 his track team won the State Class B Championship.

Walt is a member of the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association where he has served as a district representative. He is a member of the Federation of Wisconsin High School Coaches Association, Wisconsin Independent Schools Association, Athletic Directors Association, WISAA Football Committee and an allied member of the American Football Coaches Association. He also served as Chairman of the Marshfield United Way Fund Drive.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame