Improvements dedicated to former W-F coach
By Greg Seubert
An improved area at Weyauwega-High School’s athletic complex is dedicated to a track, cross country and basketball coach.
Len’s Corner is named for Len Rohde, who coached at Weyauwega High School in the 1940s and 1950s.
“Len was very passionate about track and field and sewed the team’s uniforms, made the pole vaulting standards and fixed wood hurdles,” W-F track coach Jared Wilson said. “He was a compassionate coach.”
The area includes a large dedication stone with a plaque that reads: “Leonard M. Rohde, Teacher-Coach-Mentor, Steward of the Future.”
“You may recognize the name because during the track season, we have had the Len Rohde Relays, which will now be the Len Rohde Invitational,” Wilson said. “There is a very nice bench located in the area and if you are going to watch a track meet, it is the best seat in the house. Runners, walkers or anyone that wants to enjoy the area would have a beautiful view.”
The area also includes a new pole vaulting pit donated by Rohde’s daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and William Wurzbach.
“Special thanks go to William and Mary Ellen Wurzbach, school administration and the (Weyauwega-Fremont Athletic) Booster Club for all their help in making this project a success,” Wilson said.