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Peter A. Adler - Durand

03/01/1995, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Inducted in 1995

Graduate of Regis High School, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

B.S. Broad Field Social Science, 1959
Master of Science in Teaching, UW-Eau Claire, 1969

For 30 years, from 1960-89, Pete Adler served as head football coach at Durand High School. While in that position he compiled a record of 165 wins, 90 losses, and 7 ties. From 1965-69, his team had 36 consecutive wins. During that time his teams were also ranked number one in the state among small schools and received three state top ten rankings among all Wisconsin high school teams.

Adler's teams won one Mississippi Valley Conference championship, and seven Middle Border championships. His teams participated a number of times in the WIAA football play-offs reaching the Division 4 state semi-finals in 1989.

During his tenure, his teams compiled only six losing seasons. Pete was selected as the head football coach of the North All-Star team in the Wisconsin North-South Shrine Bowl game in 1978.

Pete served two terms as the first northern Vice-President of Wisconsin High School Football Coach's Association and also a term as a District Representative.

He was a member of the WIAA football play-off committee, and in addition, he has participated as a speaker for numerous football clinics.
Pete has been a WIAA official, working both the boys and girls state basketball tournaments.

Pete has also coached freshmen basketball for 32 years and JV basketball for one year. He was head track coach for one year and assistant for two years. Pete also was the assistant golf coach for eleven years.

In 1992, Pete was inducted into the Regis High School Hall of Fame, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. While a student there, he participated in football, basketball, and track.

Pete also lettered four years in football at UW-EC where he started at halfback on the 1956 conference championship team and captained the 1958 squad.

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