Jovin Kroll of Webster High School has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the organization announced Wednesday.
Kroll, in his first season as the head coach and seventh with the Webster program, led the Tigers to a 21-6 victory over Cameron, on Friday, Oct. 4, to improve to 7-0 and clinch a playoff berth in the 2013 WIAA State Tournament. Kroll's team will travel to Saint Croix Falls High School this coming Friday in efforts to secure sole possession of the Lakeland–North Conference Championship.
"We didn't have the greatest success the last few years, but these kids saw the potential they had and worked harder to reach the goals that they're starting to achieve right now," said Kroll. "They're very excited about continuing their winning ways."
A Poplar, Wis., native, Kroll is a 2002 graduate of Maple-Northwestern High School, where he played linebacker and wide receiver under former Packers Coach of the Week winner Ray Kosey. After high school, Kroll attended the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, where he was the punter for head coach John O'Grady. Upon graduating in 2007, Kroll was a hired as an offensive assistant at Webster and coached in that capacity until he was promoted to head coach in 2013. Kroll is also the school's language arts teacher.
Kroll and his staff oversee a program of 49 players. His assistant coaching staff includes Joel Anderson, Craig Dorn, Andy Lind, Rob Scherrer and Andy Smith.
Kroll and his wife, Breena, have two children, Kamden and Kyan.
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.