Baldwin-Woodville High School's Labecki Named Green Bay Packers High School Coach Of The Week

Posted Oct 31, 2002

Wade Labecki, head coach at Baldwin-Woodville High School, has been selected as the Green Bay Packers’ Motorola High School Coach of the Week the Packers announced Thursday.

Labecki, who coached in his 100th victory this season, is in his 15th year as head coach (16th overall) of the Blackhawks, he also serves as the high school athletic director. In his first year at Baldwin-Woodville, Labecki served as an assistant coach under Jack Scholtz and coached the Blackhawks to the WIAA State Championship. He went on to earn another State Championship as head coach in 1992. Labecki also currently serves as the President of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, and updates their website,

The ‘Hawks are currently 6-4 and defeated Barron High School in the first level of the state playoffs. They travel to Bloomer to play their second level matchup Saturday.

He graduated from Milwaukee Thomas More High School in 1982, where he played football under coach Jim Haluska winning the state championship in 1981. Labecki also participated in wrestling and track. He went on to attend UW-Eau Claire where he served as a student assistant coach under Link Walker. He graduated in 1987 and has been in business education ever since. A native of Milwaukee, Wis., he is the son of Nancy and Marvin Labecki.

“Over the years of my coaching career I have worked with some outstanding kids and assistant coaches,” Labecki said. “I am honored to receive this award, and am surprised by the nomination. It is very special for me.”

The Packers will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their Coach of the Week winner during the 2002 high school football season. As a Coach of the Week winner, Labecki, and future recipients will be awarded several items and privileges, including a $1,000 donation to the school’s football program from the Green Bay Packers, the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on and , the NFL’s high school football website.

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the Green Bay Packers will also select the Coach of the Year and announce the WFCA all-state team at the conclusion of the high school season.

This year’s Coach of the Week recipients have been:

Bill Paris of Green Bay West High School

Bruce Stewart of Ladysmith High School

Nathan King of Oneida Nation High School

Mark Maloney of McDonnell Central High School

Jack Synold of Wausau East High School

Barry Zmudzinski of Milwaukee Custer High School

Joe Dye of Janesville Parker High School

Joe LaBuda of Menomonie High School

Nominations for Coach of the Week should be submitted by 9 a.m. every Monday to Cathy A. Dworak, Manager of Community Relations, at (e-mail) or by fax at (920) 490-5937. Please include the nominee’s name, address, school, phone number, and reason he/she is deserving of the award.

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