Hilltoppers' Coach Ottney Named Packers High School C.O.W.

Posted Sep 22, 2005

Glenwood City High School coach Phil Ottney has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the Packers announced Thursday.

In his 25th year at Glenwood City and 19th as head coach, Ottney served as President of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association for the past two years and is beginning his two-year term as past president under current coach Dan Brunner.

Ottney is a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate, having played football there under newly-inducted College Hall of Fame coach Roger Harring. He played under coach John Hansen as a prep at Osseo (Minn.) High School. He is currently the physical education teacher at Glenwood City.

Assisted by Chase Rasmussen, Steve Dummer, Joe Heinbuch and Justin Kuehndorf, Ottney and his staff oversee a varsity team of 30 players. Married to Karen, the couple has four sons: Matthew, Dan, Garrett and Marcus.

The Hilltoppers, a Division 5 school in the Dunn-St. Croix conference, are currently undefeated entering their Friday night match up against cross-town rival Boyceville in possession of a 4-0 record.

"Being selected Packers Coach of the Week with the tradition of the Green Bay Packers and high school football in Wisconsin is just a great honor," Ottney said. "We have a group of young men who worked extremely hard during the summer and also during the season and we've gotten off to a great start at 4-0 and look forward to the weeks upcoming."

The Packers will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' winner during the 2005 high school football season. Coach of the Week winners are awarded several items and privileges, including a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on, the NFL's high school football Web site.

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) 569-7302. Please include the nominee's name, address, school, phone number, and reason he/she is deserving of the award.

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