‘Koronk’ hanging up his football coaching shoes
By Greg Seubert
John Koronkiewicz has coached his last football game for Waupaca High School.
Koronkiewicz, who has coached the varsity team the past 32 seasons, submitted his letter of resignation from the coaching position to WHS athletic director Carl Eggebrecht Jan. 7.
The resignation is on the agenda of the Waupaca School Board’s Tuesday, Jan. 12, meeting, Eggebrecht said.
Koronkiewicz has not resigned from his social studies teaching position at the school or from his position as varsity baseball coach. He will coach the team this spring, according to Eggebrecht.
Koronkiewicz, who spent eight seasons as an assistant football coach before taking the program over in 1984, coached the Comets to Division 3 state championships in 2006 and 2008. His teams also played for championships in 1994, 2002 and 2012.
The 2008 team posted a 14-0 record. Koronkiewicz’s teams also had undefeated regular seasons in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013.
Under Koronkiewicz, the Comets made 25 straight playoff appearances, the second-longest current streak in Wisconsin. His teams also won 13 consecutive conference championships.
Koronkiewicz is also in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.