Gaylen Kamrath- David City

Coach Gaylen Kamrath- David City The cowboy boots, he left on the mat at the Omaha arena. Gaylen Kamrath had signified his retirement in 2011 after 33 successful seasons as David City’s wrestling coach. The Columbus native taught two years at Monroe before coming to David City as head track coach and an assistant in […]

Dominique Kelley- Lincoln Northeast

Athlete Dominique Kelley- Lincoln Northeast The state’s Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year as a senior, Dominique Kelley-Johnson was the cornerstone of the Lincoln Northeast’s basketball program that compiled a 70-3 record over a 3-year period as she scored 1,535 points. Combining strength and quickness that made her a defensive stopper, she led the Rockets […]

Max Kurz-Millard West

Coach Max Kurz’s 47-year coaching career was dotted by championships. As a boys cross country and track coach and a girls cross country coach at Millard, Millard South and Millard West, his teams won three state championships, finished second nine times and in the top four 21 times. His boys track team claimed one state […]

Richard Knaub-Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff (Class of 1954) The Nebraska High School Athlete of the Year in 1954, Knaub was a four-year letterman in track and a two-year letterman in football and basketball, earning all-conference and all-state honors. On the track, he established three state records and won all-class gold medals in the pole vault his sophomore and junior […]

James Kane – Mount Michael

COACH The 1954 graduate of Wisner High went on to attend UN-L where lettered in baseball for three years and was twice selected All-Big 7 catcher.  After college he spent three seasons in the New York Yankees farm system.  Leaving baseball in 1962, Jim took a job as teacher and coach at Waterloo High School […]

Doug Krecklow – Omaha Westside

Doug Krecklow Omaha Westside Coach State swimming championship trophies flood the Omaha Westside trophy case thanks to the leadership of coach Doug Krecklow.  His coaching career, starting at the club level surpassed the 45-year mark and culminated in 20 state championships with the Warriors-11 with the boys team and nine with the girls team-from 1979 […]

Roy Katskee – Omaha

Coach. Graduating from Omaha Central in 1960 where he won four varsity letters in football and baseball, Roy attended UNO where he received his bachelor’s degree in Education in 1965. His first year out of college he taught elementary physical education in the Omaha system.  In 1966 he took a job at Nathan Hale Junior […]

Jenny Kropp-Goess – Grand Island Central Catholic

Jenny Kropp-Goess Grand Island Central Catholic Athlete Jenny Kropp-Goess spent her high school career rewriting the record book at Grand Island Central Catholic.  A four-year letter winner in basketball and volleyball and an all-state selection in both. it was soon clear that she had exceptional volleyball skills.  Leading the Crusaders to the state finals three […]

Kerry Karst – Lincoln East

Athlete The Lincoln Journal-Star athlete of the year in 1978 and a two-time all-class all-state girls basketball player, she was a junior starter when Lincoln East won the first Class A girls state championship in 1977. In volleyball, she was all-state as a senior, helping the Spartans to the 1978 Class A title. In track, […]

Don Knauss – Gering/Omaha

Coach. A 30-year basketball coaching career started in Gering in 1957, continued (in 1966) for 15 years at Omaha Benson and finished with five years with Omaha Central’s girls. He was 118-51 at Gering, 199-98 at Benson with six district titles, two state tournament runner-up finishes, seven Metropolitan Conference championships and four Metro Holiday titles. […]