(L to R) Kurt Rhyner, Jim Day, Tom Schradle, Head Coach Robin Rosemeyer, Tom Tallier, Mike Gingras
Robin Rosemeyer of Gilman High School has been named Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week, the organization announced Thursday. Rosemeyer is the 10th and final award winner of the 2006 season.
Rosemeyer is in his second season as head coach of the Gilman program. In 2005, Rosemeyer and the Pirates finished as the Division 7 state runner-up. In the midst of another playoff run in 2006, the 10-2 Pirates take on Hilbert this Friday in the state semifinals.
"On behalf of the Gilman football team in 2006, we feel very fortunate with the success we have had," Rosemeyer said. "We have such good athletes at the school that we are able to put on the football field and an experienced coaching staff."
With an enrollment of 167, Rosemeyer and his staff oversee a program of 33 varsity players. He is assisted by Tom Tallier, Mike Gingras, Kurt Rhyner, Jim Day and Tom Schradle.
Rosemeyer is a 1987 graduate of Gilman, where he was a three-sport letterman. He played football for coach Duane Jenson before attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Upon his graduation in 1992, he began his coaching career as an assistant at Chippewa Falls (Wis.) High School. Rosemeyer then coached at Cornell (Wis.) High School for three seasons, two as head coach, before joining the Gilman staff in 1997. He was promoted to head coach in 2005.
Rosemeyer, a physical education teacher, and his wife Cheryl have two sons, Logan and Parker.
The Packers recognized one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' winner during the 2006 high school football season. Winners were 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.
Previous winners of the award in 2006 include: Mike Bartholomew (Kenosha Bradford), Dan Brunner (Hartford Union), Jim Bylsma (Cambria-Friesland), Keenan Dahl (New Auburn), Bill Ehnerd/Steve Klister (Wrightstown), Pete McAdams (Stevens Point), Matt Molle (Seymour), Jim Trost (Horicon) and Patrick Wagner (Riverside University).