Coach. A high school and college track standout, Howard Zook coached several sports and found success in all. In a 28-year coaching career at 10 schools in Nebraska and Wyoming, he piled up more than 350victories in basketball and 80 in football, even though some of the schools didn’t offer football. A 1930 Peru State graduate from Tecumseh, he coached three undefeated, mythical state championship football teams at Ewing and Fairfield, the 33-0 Class D basketball champions of 1950 at Glenvil and the 1960 Class D track champions at Fairfield. Known for motivating his players and instilling confidence without raising his voice, Zook also coached at Davenport, Henry, Giltner and Ohiowa in Nebraska, and Shawnee and Medicine Bow in Wyoming.
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