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Sheboygan South's Dave Pfeiffer Named Packers H.S. Coach Of The Week

Posted Oct 14, 2004

Dave Pfeiffer, head coach of the Sheboygan South Redwings, has been selected as the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week for Week 7, the Packers announced Thursday.

The Redwings beat Green Bay Preble, 28-7, in Week 7 to remain undefeated on the season, with a record of 7-0 (5-0 Fox River Valley Conference). The Redwings are currently ranked 6th in Division I in the most recent Associated Press prep poll.

"In all honesty, the award should go to the coaching staff as well as the players," said Pfeiffer. "But it's a great honor and I truly appreciate it after nine years of a lot of hard work. I think we've been a very pleasant surprise not only in the conference but also in the community. I'm very proud of our senior class that has worked very hard the last four years to get to this point."

Pfeiffer has six assistant coaches, Chris Hein, Chris Korff, Jamie Berlin, Karl Bekkum, Jim Renzelman and Mike Rank, on staff for his program of 114 players, 44 of them on the varsity team. The Redwings 2003 playoff appearance was the first in school history since the playoff format began in 1976. Pfeiffer has been the head coach of Sheboygan South since 1996. The school had lost 39 straight games prior to his arrival. He now has his team one victory away from its first ever conference championship.

Before becoming the head coach for Sheboygan South, he first served as an assistant for the freshman team for Evansville in 1979. In 1980, he moved on to become an assistant at Hartland Arrowhead. He took on a new position for a third year in a row when he became an assistant coach at Sussex Hamilton as well as the head coach of the girls basketball team from 1981-83. From 1984-95 he was an assistant for Waukesha South and North in addition to Waukesha Horning Junior High.

Pfeiffer is a 1974 graduate of Hartland Arrowhead High School, where he played football for coach Larry Reinhold. The football field at Arrowhead, Frank Pfeiffer Field, is named after his father, who was an assistant football and baseball coach. He also participated in baseball, basketball and golf.

He went to Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.), graduating in 1978. He played football and baseball as a collegian.

Pfeiffer and his wife, Melissa, have a son, Jacob, who is a senior on the Sheboygan South team and a daughter, Elizabeth, a junior on the volleyball team.

The Packers will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' during the 2004 high school football season. As a Coach of the Week winner, Pfeiffer 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 www.NFLHS.com, 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 coachoftheweek@packers.com (e-mail) or by fax at (920) 569-7302. Please include the nominee's name, address, school, phone number, and reason the coach is deserving of the award.

 
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