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Coach of the Year: Craig Kowal

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Name: Craig Kowal

*Team: Onalaska Hilltoppers Boys' Basketball

*Years Coaching: 13

*Team accomplishments (winter and spring sports 11 – 12 school year, fall sports 12 – 13 school year):  MVC Champs—12-0, Regional, Sectional, and State Champions 27-1. 

*Coaches Career Accomplishments: Craig Kowal  has been a  head basketball coach in the Coulee Region for the past 12 seasons.  Overall Record 217-82, which includes a 108-37 conference record. Between Onalaska and La Crescent, he has guided them to 12 consecutive winning seasons. His teams have won 4 conference championships, 1 sub-section runner-up finish, 2 sub-section championships, 1 sectional championship, 4 regional titles, and 3 sectional runner-up finishes, and 1 state championship. In 2007-2008 he guided La Crescent to their first ever state tournament appearance.  In addition, he was named the 2007-2008 Section 1AA Coach of the Year, the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 Coulee Region Coach of the Year, and the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Mississippi Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

*Favorite Sports Memory:  Winning last years state title


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