Born June 5, 1925 Chilton, Wisconsin
Graduate of Chilton High School (1942) BS degree from St. Norbert College (1949) MS degree from OW-Madison (1954)
MS degree from OW-Stout (1965)
Head football coach at Casco High School 1949-52,
Assistant football coach at Chilton High School 1952-54,
Assistant football coach at Green Bay West High School 1954-64, 1969-70,
Head football coach at Green Bay West 1971-86.
His overall record as head coach was 92 wins, 81 losses and 7 ties. Four consecutive Fox River Valley Conference Championships with two consecutive undefeated seasons. His teams participated in the WIAA football play-offs in 1981,82,83, reaching the quarter-finals in 1983.
Earl "Mike" graduated from Chilton High School in 1942 and as a senior played on the 1941 team that won the Eastern Wisconsin Conference Championship.
From 1944 to 1946 he served in the Pacific Theatre with the 98th Infantry Division during World War II. While in Japan he played on the 98th Division football team as part of the post-war Armed Services Pacific Olympic Football Program.
In 1947 he returned to St. Norbert College where he played football under Coach Tom Hearden. He was named to the 2nd all conference team at end in the Midlands Conference following the 1948 football season. His first coaching position was at Casco High School where he coached football, basketball and baseball. In 1952 he moved to Chilton High School where he coached the same three sports. In 1954 Earl "Mike" took a job at Green Bay West High School where he coached and taught for 31 years. He was also director of student services at St. Norbert College for three years.
As a head coach, in his 34 years of coaching, he won four consecutive Fox River Valley Championships from 1980-83. As line coach under John Biolo, Green Bay West won six Fox River Valley Championships, and were ranked number one in the state in 1960. As baseball coach at Chilton High School, his baseball team won two conference championships.
He was named Fox River Valley Conference Coach of the Year three times and Green Bay All-Metro Coach of the Year twice. He was awarded the Fox City Sports award at the Red Smith program in 1981. The Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association recognized him for 34 years of coaching in 1986. In 1988 he received the National School Public Relations Award of Honor and the Outstanding Service Award for service to youth in the Green Bay School District. Mike has been elected to eight consecutive terms as a member of the Green Bay City Council and the Brown County Board of Supervisors. As a member of the Green Bay City Council, he served four years as council vice-president and four years as president. He was a member of the NEA, WEA, and the Green Bay Education Association. He is a member of the American Legion, the AMVETS, the Green Bay Elks, the Green Bay Drug and Alcohol Abuse Alliance, and was also active as a Boy Scout counselor for many years.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame