Scott Werfal says winning is a high priority as he steps into his new position as Clintonville’s activities director/associate high school principal.
Werfal’s first official day with the district was Monday, Aug. 5. He comes to Clintonville from St. Mary Central High School in Neenah, where he spent two years as associate principal and activities director. Prior to those two years, Werfal was the schools assistant activities director for two years, while coaching varsity football for three years.
Werfal earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Winona State in Minnesota, and earned his Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Mequon.
“My first goal is for all of the athletic programs to work together under a common goal-to train winning athletes,” said Werfal. “I want the athletic department to have successful teams in all sports. I have no interest in having only one or two good programs. Ultimately, I want each program to be successful while still maintaining a mindset that they are developing athletes that will benefit the other high school programs.
“I want to win at everything we do,” continued Werfal. “I want people to be impressed when they come to watch a game, be it our warm-up music, how we accommodate visiting fans, how our student-athletes present themselves, our sportsmanship, as well as how our teams perform. I want our athletes to represent our school and community in the best way possible. Winning on the scoreboard is the ultimate goal but my mindset is to win every possible aspect of each athletic event.
“I will say the word ‘winning’ a lot,” added Werfal. “My long-term goals for each team are to win a Conference title, Regional title, Sectional title, and State title. I want our teams to be competitive in the Eastern Valley Conference every year. It’s a tough conference, but if we develop great athletes we have a chance to compete every year.”
Werfal said he plans to learn more about youth sports programs in the area, and will look to maximize the resources and opportunities offered to athletes at the High School Rec Center.
Werfal, his wife, and their three children visited Clintonville prior to his first interview.
“The first thing I noticed was a practically brand new high school,” said Werfal. “It was obvious that Clintonville is a town that values its education. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the sense of community is very strong here. The size of the district is just right – not too big, and not too small.
“I’m excited to be here,” added Werfal. “We have great leadership in Lance (Bagstad) and Tom (O’Toole). It seems like there are lots of good people to work with in this district.
“I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, and community,” concluded Werfal. “I’m excited to get started.”