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Marv Sammartano - Juda / Orfordville / Aquinas / La Crosse Central

03/01/1993, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born April 23, 1933 in Beloit, Wisconsin

Graduate of South Beloit High School, South Beloit, Illinois; BS Degree from Milton College, MS Degree in History and Administration

Coached football at:

Juda High School 1956-58;
Orfordville High School 1958-64;
Aquinas High School (LaCrosse) 1964-72; and
La Crosse Central High School 1972-80.
His record was 89 wins, 53 losses, 2 ties, and six conference championships.

Marv graduated from South Beloit High School where he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. At Milton College, Marv played basketball and baseball. He started his coaching career at Juda High School in 1956. He moved on to Orfordville in 1958, where his teams won two State Line Conference Championships.

In 1964, Marv took a job as assistant football coach at LaCrosse Aquinas where he stayed until 1972. In 1972, he became head football coach at LaCrosse Central High School. In nine seasons at Central, his teams won 4 Big Rivers Conference Championships. Marv is a veteran of 25 years of high school football coaching.

He is a charter member of the Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association. He served for many years as district representative. In 1980, Marv was selected to coach the North Squad in the Shrine AlI-Star Football Game. His team was victorious 16-9.

Besides being a member of the Coaches Association, Marv held memberships in the Wisconsin Association of School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary Principals.

Among his many honors he was selected Wisconsin High School Football Coaches Association District Coach of the Year and Coulee Region High School Football Coach of the Year. He spent 36 years in public and private schools as an educator and coach. He finished his career as High School Principal at LaCrosse Central High School.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame