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Coach of the Year: Steve King

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Steven was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on June 4, 1954 to Roger and Vivian King. He graduated from Holmen High School, Holmen, Wisconsin, in 1972 where he played football, basketball, baseball, track and field and cross country. He was selected captain of the football team as well as being named Team MVP his senior season for the Vikings.

King continued to play football at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse under head coach Roger Harring where he earned 3 letters as a defensive back. He was also named honorable mention All-Conference his senior year for the Indians.

He graduated in 1977 from UW-La Crosse. He became an assistant defensive coach the fall of 1977 for Holmen and then again from 1984-1986 under head coach Jerry Binder. In 1987 he was named the head coach at Holmen High School and has coached the Vikings since then. King has led the Vikings to a current record of 140 wins and 129 losses in his 27th year as head coach. He has led Holmen to 4 Mississippi Valley Conference championships as well as 9 runner-up finishes. His teams have made the WIAA play-offs 15 times as well.

King was named UW-La Crosse Alumni Coach of the Year in 1990, District VIII Coach of the Year in 1991, 2002, 2003 & 2013. He also was the Mississippi Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2013. He was named the La Crosse Tribune area Football coach of the year in 2013. He has been selected to receive the Marge and Dick Rundle Positive Influence in Coaching Award for 2014. He also coached the defensive backs in the 1994 Shrine all-star game for the North squad.

He has been a member of the Coulee Region Football Coaches Association since 1984 serving as their President from 1996-2010. He has also been a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association since 1984.

Steven has been happily married to his high school sweet heart Mary, for 41 years. They have three great children, Eric, Erin and Emily as well as 7 grandchildren.

Has currently coached football a total of 31 years and counting – 4 as an assistant and 27 as the head coach at Holmen High School.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

· 140 wins, 129 losses as head football coach to date

· Coached 4 Mississippi Valley Conference Champions 1992, 2002, 2003,2013

· Coached for the North squad in 1994 Shrine Bowl game

· UW-La Crosse Alumni Coach of the Year – 1990

· District VIII Coach of the Year 1991, 2002, 2003, 2013

· Mississippi Valley Coach of the Year 2002, 2003, 2013

· La Crosse Tribune Football Coach of the Year 2013

· Marge and Dick Rundle Positive Influence in Coaching Award 2014



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