Inducted in 2001
After graduating from Oshkosh High School in 1968 where he played football and wrestled, Randy attended and played football at UW-Milwaukee in 1968 and then transferred to UW-Oshkosh where he graduated with a B.S. degree in education in 1972. During his time at UW-Oshkosh he continued his football career, playing from 1969-1971 where he was an all-conference offensive tackle. In 1986 he received a master's degree in physical education and followed with a master's degree in administration in 1996.
Randy began his teaching career in 1973 at New London High School where he taught physical education and health. From 1989-1994 he also served as New London's athletic director. In 1994, he became assistant principal and is currently principal at the high school.
In 1972 during his student teaching tenure Randy began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at Oshkosh West High School. His coaching career at New London included being an assistant football coach from 1973-1978 and head football coach from 1979-1994, with a record of 71-73. He had two conference championships with one undefeated season while earning three WIAA playoff berths. Randy was also an assistant coach in wrestling from 1973-1978 where three conference championships were won. He was assistant coach in boy's basketball from 1985-1990 and assistant coach in track from 1973-1995 where he had the privilege of coaching two state champions in the discus.
Randy was a WIAA wrestling official, is currently a member of the ATCA, AWSA (Association of Wisconsin School Administrators) and NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals). He is a member of New London Rotary and Trinity Lutheran Church. Randy also served multiple terms as a District Representative and Northern Vice President for the WFCA -- experiences he would never trade.
Other honors include: WFCA District Coach of the Year and Conference Championship Award in 1982 and 1984, Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator (1982), UW-Oshkosh Alumni Coaching Award (1985), Shrine Bowl assistant coach for the north team in 1985 and the WFCA 20 year service award in 1992.
Tag(s): Hall of Fame