Ladysmith's Stewart Named Green Bay Packers High School Coach Of The Week

Posted Sep 13, 2002

Bruce Stewart, head coach of the Ladysmith High School Lumberjacks, has been selected as the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the Packers announced Friday.

Currently serving his 30th year as a football coach, Stewart has coached his 38 men to a 2-0 start this season with wins over Park Falls (39-0) and Gilman (29-8) with their first conference game coming this Friday. Last year the 'Jacks finished the year 9-1.

Born and raised in Ladysmith, Stewart graduated in 1966 as a three-sport letterman in basketball, football, and baseball. He continued on to UW La Crosse, where he played four years of baseball and two years of football during his collegiate tenure. He graduated in 1970 and spent one year as an assistant coach at UW La Crosse, before becoming the head football coach at Spencer (Wis.) High. He stayed at Spencer for eight years before moving on to Logan (Wis.) High for a year as an assistant, and continuing to Mount Senario College, where he spent 5 years as head coach. Stewart spent his last fifteen years as head coach of the Ladysmith Lumberjacks.

Stewart teaches physical education to the 400 students of Ladysmith High, and also coaches track in the springtime. He and his wife Kathie have been married for thirty years, and the couple has a son, Sam.

"I am very honored to receive this award," said Stewart. "I'm proud of our community and football players with the wonderful season we had last year and hope to continue the winning ways this season."

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, Stewart 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 and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on, the NFL's high school football website.

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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