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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 High School where they saw him coming.  He was assigned to coach football, wrestling, basketball, swimming, gymnastics and track.  In 1971 he transferred to Omaha Northwest High School where he only had to coach three sports: gymnastics, track and girls softball.  In the 20 years he coached gymnastics, his boys teams had a record of 138-40 with two Metro Conference championships, one Nebraska state championship and three state all-around champions. His girls teams went 163-38 winning the state championship five times and the Metro six times.  His girls teams produced five individual all-around state champions.  His track teams produced 27 individual Metro and state champions.  In six years as head softball coach, his teams had an overall record of 79-31 with three all-State players.  Roy also had charge of some speciality teams. The Northwest Exhibition Tumbling Team and the Physical Fitness teams at Northwest and Nathan Hale who received state and national recognition.