Bob DeMeyer of Superior High School has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the organization announced Wednesday.
DeMeyer, in his eighth year as the head coach of Superior, led the Spartans to a 38-27 victory over River Falls on Friday, Sept. 13. Superior improved to 4-0 for the first time since the Spartans' state championship season in 1990.
"Friday's game was a four-quarter battle," said DeMeyer. "We have a pretty special group of boys this year and the hard work and preparation they put in throughout the offseason is paying off."
A Superior, Wis., native, DeMeyer is a 1987 graduate of Superior High School, where he played quarterback and defensive back under coach Larry Hoff. After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin–Superior where he played quarterback for head coaches Gil Krueger, Bill Connor and Ted Thomas. After college, DeMeyer played professional football in Italy and Sweden, and spent time in the United Football League, Arena Football League and Indoor Football League. When he was not playing, DeMeyer was coaching the freshman and sophomore teams at Superior High School. In 1998, he accepted an assistant coaching position at Northwestern High School before being promoted to head coach in 2005. In 2006, he moved back to Superior to take over the varsity head coaching position at his alma mater. DeMeyer is also the school's physical education teacher.
DeMeyer and his staff oversee a program of 86 players. His assistant coaching staff includes Aaron Anderson, Andel Brown, George Eisenmann, Aaron Fezzey, Chris Fuhrman, Sean Graskey, Steve Hendry, Chad Johnson, Rick Kennelly, Shaun Mattson, Nick Olson, Rich Reder, Jesse Samarziya, Cole Schorr, Robb Scott, Trevor Sorensen, Larry Thomas, Geoff Torzenski and Mike Weinandt.
DeMeyer and his wife, Traci, have three daughters, Abbie, Lanie and Sydnie.
About the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week Program
The Packers will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' winner during the 2013 high school football season. 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 Packers.com, Wissports.net and Wifca.org.
Nominations for Coach of the Week should be submitted by 10 a.m. every Monday to Tim Schroeder, youth football coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.