Coach–A man who truly understands the art of coaching high school football, this talented coach was himself an all-state player (class of 1944) for St. Edward High School on their six-man football team. After completing college at NU, he went into coaching and had an early success coaching the Oakland High Vikings to a Class C state title and an undefeated season. Later, he had equal success in Class A, inspiring the Grand Island High School football team in a play-off victory and state championship in 1978. His high school coaching career included 214 wins, 69 losses and 9 ties; certainly putting Ken Fischer in the upper brackets of any discusses about great coaching. Also had outstanding officiating career, working the state basketball tournament for several years.