A former football coach at Hortonville and Little Wolf high schools is now a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Mike Sexton, a 1969 graduate of Little Wolf High School who went on to coach for 24 years in Hortonville, was inducted into the WFCA Hall of Fame with five other coaches March 28 at an awards banquet in Middleton.
Sexton coached the Polar Bears to a 117-89 record before stepping down in 1999 to watch his sons Dave and Andy play sports at New London High School. He went on to coach football for nine seasons at Hortonville Middle School and served as defensive coordinator for three seasons in Manawa under current coach Bob Sell.
The Hall’s 2015 class also includes coaches Dieter Antoni (Onalaska High School), William Ehnerd (Wrightstown High School), Robert Prahl (Oregon High School), Don Scharbarth (Lakeland Union High School) and William Vander Velden (Winneconne High School).
Tom Chase, current football coach at Weyauwega-Fremont High School, received the Marge and Dick Rundle Positive Influence of Coaching Award at the banquet.
Sexton is the latest in a long line of current and former area coaches that have joined the Hall.
Others include former Clintonville coach Tony Ellis (inducted 1980), former New London coach Greg Charlesworth (1986), former Waupaca coach Leroy Haberkorn (1990), former Iola-Scandinavia coach Steve Fleckenstein (1998), former Clintonville coach Chet Jurkovac (1999), former Manawa coach Bob Lieberman (2000), former New London coach Randy Marsh (2001), former Wild Rose coach Tom Klicka (2004), former Hortonville coach Bob Newhouse (2005) and current Waupaca coach John Koronkiewicz (2008).