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Wahawk Elite Coaches

Elite Coaches Hall of Fame Members

Waterloo West High School – Elite Coaches Hall of Fame

 

Finn Eriksen- Head Wrestling Coach 1935-1943

·         Founded the West High School wrestling program

·         Won 78% of his dual meets

·         Won two State Team championships

·         Coached 6 top-ten teams

·         In several state and national Hall of Fames

 

Roy Jarrard- Head Wrestling Coach 1943-1950

·         Won 67% of his dual meets

·         Won three State Team Championships

·         Coached 4 top-ten teams

·         In several state Hall of Fames

 

Robert Siddens- Head Wrestling Coach 1950-1977

·         Winningest coach in the history of West High School

·         Won eleven State Team Championships

·         Won 92% of his dual meets

·         Coached 14 undefeated teams

·         Coached 21 top-three teams

·         Coached 51 individual state champions

·         In several state and national hall of fames

 

Eileen Beninga- Head Volleyball Coach 1976-1997

·                 Winningest coach in West High School history

·                 Took 13 teams to the State Tournament

·                 Won 80% of her team’s matches

·                 Went to the Final Four 3 times at the State Tournament

·                 Coached 35 All-state players

·                 Conference Coach of the Year 5 times

·                 In the State Volleyball Hall of Fame

·                 Nominee for National Coach of the Year in 1995

 

Bill Lane- Head Boy’s Tennis Coach 1961-1991

·         Made the state playoffs 26 out of 30 years

·         Coached one team State Championship- 1969

·         Coached 3 individual State Champions

·         Coached 1 individual State Runner-up

·         Coached 1 Doubles State Champions

 

George Dutcher- Head Football Coach 1950-1965

·         Winningest coach in West High School history

·         Coach of Mythical State Champions in 1955 and 1962

·         Won 6 Conference Championships

·         In the State Football Hall of Fame

 

Zebe Larson- Head Baseball Coach 1943-1970

·         Winningest Coach in West High School history

·         Finished with a career record of 347-127

·         Coached seven teams to the Spring State Tournament

·         Coached four teams that finished as State Runnerups

·         A member of the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

·         A member of the National Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

·         Coached 8 First-team All-State members

 

Don Narveson- Head Boy’s Golf Coach 1950-1983

·         Coached 9 State Championship teams

·         Coached 5 individual State Champions

·         Inducted into the Iowa Golf Association’s Hall of Fame in 1991

 

E. Glenn Stroebridge- Head Boy’s Basketball Coach 1929-1964

·         Winningest Coach in West High School history

·         583-201 Career Record

·         Never had a losing season in 41 years

·         Second winningest coach in the history of Iowa

·         In several state and national hall of fames

·         Coached 8 first-team All-State players