Dennis graduated from Omro High School, Omro, Wisconsin in 1972. He played football for Hall of Fame Coach Ted Thompson going undefeated and winning the East Central Conference his senior year. Dennis was an All-Conference running back and linebacker his junior and senior year and earned 2nd team All-State honors. Dennis also earned letters in basketball, baseball and track.
Dennis attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, from 1972-1977. He played for Hall of Fame Coach Russ Young, lettering four years and winning two WSUC Conference Championships. Moon graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Education. He received his Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1993.
After graduating from UW-Oshkosh, Dennis began his coaching and teaching career at Highland High School, in Highland, Wisconsin. His coaching duties included head football coach and head girls basketball from 1977-1979.
Dennis moved back to Oshkosh in 1980 and was an assistant football coach at UW-Oshkosh for Hall of Fame Coach Dave Hochtritt.
In 1981 Dennis and his family moved to Wautoma, where he began a twenty-two year teaching and coaching career. Dennis won a conference championship in 1982, the first in twenty-two years at Wautoma. He went on to win three more Conference titles and a Division IV State Championship in 2008.
Moon has also assisted with football at Omro High School (1989-1991), Wautoma High School (1981,2001-2004) and UW-Oshkosh (1981,2010). He also coached wrestling, track and baseball while at Wautoma.
Dennis was WFCA District Coach of the Year in 1982 and 2008. He was an assistant coach in the 2009 WFCA All-Star Game. Dennis was recently awarded the Russ Young Leadership Award from UW-Oshkosh.
The biggest memory about coaching all these years has been the relationships he has had with his players and fellow coaches. It is very rewarding to Dennisto watch young boys grow and develop into good family men and responsible community members. A big thank you goes out to the players, coaches, and the WFCA for this great honor.
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