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Duane Matye - Osseo-Fairchild

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

Inducted in 1995

Graduate of Cumberland High School, 1949, B.S. Degree from UW-Superior, 1957, M.S. Degree from North Dakota State University, 1967, Other colleges - UM-Duluth, Univ. of N. Michigan, Univ. of Iowa

Duane began his athletic career at Cumberland High School, competing in football and basketball. He then attended UW-Superior, where he lettered in football for four years. Interrupting his education was a tour of duty with the Army Signal Corps.

Matye has coached and taught in Stephenson, Michigan, Minong, Westboro, Oconto Falls, all in Wisconsin. He has been at Osseo-Fairchild for 30 years, where he taught chemistry, physics and coached football and track.

Duane's football record is 197 wins, 103 losses and 3 ties. The record includes 11 conference championships, 3 state championships in 1977, 1981 and 1982, and state runners-up in 1983 and 1984. Two other teams qualified for the play-offs - 1991 and 1993. The 1991 team qualified for the semi-finals. Duane’s play-off record is 13 wins and 4 losses.

Under his direction, Osseo-Fairchild has won 13 conference track championships, 5 regional championships, and 2 sectional championships. He has coached state champions in the 2-mile and mile relay events.

In January 1983, Duane had an article published in the Athletic Journal titled "Osseo-Fairchild's Rollout and Bootleg Passing." He has served on the advisory council for the WIAA in track and football and received a 25-year award pin from the WIAA. He received 30 and 35 year awards from the WFCA. He also collected 100 and 150 victory awards.

In 1982, Duane was assistant for the North All-Star team and was head coach for that team in 1986. He was selected as District Coach of the Year in 1977 and 1993.

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