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Warren Dahl - Osseo-Fairchild

07/14/2014, 1:15pm CDT
By WFCA

Warren Dahl graduated from Whitehall High School in 1965 where he played football, basketball, track & field, and baseball. Warren received his Bachelor of Science at UW-La Crosse.

At Osseo-Fairchild, Warren has beWarren Dahl was born in Whitehall, WI on December 15, 1947 to Jennings and Eileen Dahl. He and his brother, Jeff, grew up on a farm in Pleasantville (rural Osseo), WI. He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1965 where he played football, basketball, track & field, and baseball. Warren was named the 1965 Whitehall Norse Award winner for athletics. Warren received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Mathematics at UW-La Crosse. He taught for 36½ years at Osseo-Fairchild High School, did one year of substitute teaching and has taught the past 7 years at Whitehall High School.

While student-teaching at Holmen High School, he was the varsity defensive coordinator for Head Coach Wes Harding. At Osseo-Fairchild, Warren has been an assistant football coach for the past 44 years under Head Coaches Duane Matye, Dan Waters and Eric Boettcher. Dahl was Junior High football coach for 2 years, Varsity defensive coordinator for 18 years, offensive coordinator for 4 years and special teams’ coordinator for the past 20 seasons.  

At Osseo-Fairchild, Warren Dahl has coached 5 State Championship Football teams (1977, 1981, 1982, 1996 & 2000) and 2 State Runners-up (1983 & 1984).  He has coached 14 conference champions and 19 WIAA football playoff teams. He was named the Assistant Coach of the Year in the Large Cloverbelt Football Conference in 2010. 

Coach Dahl has also coached basketball (44 years), track & field (41 years), baseball (26 years) and wrestling for one season. Warren was an assistant boys’ basketball coach for 7 seasons under his son, Keenan, at New Auburn High School.  He is currently the Head Track & Field coach at Osseo-Fairchild High School. He also is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Whitehall High School while being assisted by his brother, Jeff.  Warren was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame on October 8, 2011.

Coach Warren Dahl becomes the 4th Osseo-Fairchild football coach to be inducted into the WFCA Hall of Fame.  Other Osseo-Fairchild coaches inducted were Duane Matye, Harold Mulhern and Dan Waters.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame