Weyauwega-Fremont's Chase Named Packers Coach Of The Week

Posted Oct 6, 2005

Weyauwega-Fremont's Tom Chase has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the Packers announced Thursday.

Chase, in his 16th year as the head coach, has led the Indians to seven straight winning seasons. He served as an assistant at Weyauwega-Fremont from 1988-90 under Jim Otte, his former high school coach, and is currently the district representative for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.

Along with assistant coaches Pat Fee, Mike Hansen, Jake Ekern and Dan LeClaire, Chase oversees a varsity team of 55 players.

Born in Waupaca, Wis., Chase and his wife Tammy have two sons: Chris (14) and Cody (10). A 1981 graduate of Weyauwega High School, Chase went on to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

"We have a very dedicated, very focused team," Chase said. "We have 20 seniors out and they're all very good football players and they have shown a great amount of leadership for us. I am ecstatic about winning the award, but it is just a small reflection of all of the great things we have here with our football team and our school. Our staff is phenomenal. Not only are they great coaches and great people but they're good examples for our kids."

The Indians own a 6-0 record in the Central Wisconsin Large Conference and seek to keep their streak alive when they face Wittenberg-Birnamwood on Friday.

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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