Inducted in 1997
Graduated from Superior Central High School, 1954, B.A. in History from UW-Superior, 1959
Head Basketball and Baseball Coach at New Auburn 1961-62,64 Assistant Football Coach at New Auburn 1960-64
Head Football Coach at Fall Creek from 1964-95
Head Basketball Coach at Fall Creek 1965-95
Has also been Head Baseball, Track, and Golf Coach at Fall Creek.
Ron's Football teams had 13 Conference Championships along with three conference runner-ups. He has taken 11 teams to playoffs appearances. His 1993 and 1994 teams went undefeated (13-0) during both years along with winning back-to-back WIAA Division 5 State Championships. Ron was named Shrine All-Star Game Coach in 1993. He was also honored as AP & WFCA Coach of the Year in 1994. His teams had a 36 game winning streak from 1992-95; also had a 41-game regular season winning streak from 1982-86. Ron's record at Fall Creek for 32 years was 211-79-4 ties. He also has earned WFCA 100-150-200 victory awards to go with 25-35 year awards.
Ron has also won two Class "C" State Boys Basketball Championships (1984-85) with a runner-up finish (1983); also had a 32- game winning streak; was AP Basketball Coach of the Year in 1984. Ron's basketball record at Fall Creek for 30 years was 507-147; overall basketball record for 33 years was 512-190.
In high school Ron lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He played in two state tournaments in basketball. While playing football at Superior Central High School, he played quarterback and did all of the kicking.
During his college years Ron stayed at home in Superior attending UW-Superior, playing both football and basketball. He was All-Conference in both sports. He is also a member of the UW-Superior Hall of Fame.
Ron's coaching philosophy: Build your systems around the talents of your players and don't be afraid to change even in the middle of the year.
Ron would like to acknowledge several outstanding coaches and friends who were instrumental in his career: Assistants Stan Marks, Arnie Skrukrud, Wayne Webster, Kevin Whelihan, Jim Masel, Dan Brown and Eric Wright. Coach Joe Raycovich, Boss Jim Kling and Athletic Director Jerry Berseth. A special thanks to all the great young men who played football at Fall Creek. Ron would like to recognize the Fall Creek Booster Club and the dedicated members of the community in helping to develop a program they could be proud of.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame