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Iowa Football Coaches Association
Iowa Football Coaches Association

Hall of Fame

2017

Members of the Hall of Fame in attendance at our annual Hall of Fame Dinner

Front Row: Don Hicks, Dave Capitani, Ken Winkler, Myron Radke, Brad Heitland
Back Row: Bob Sanger, Gene Perkins, Jerry Pezzetti, Darrell Schumacher, Steve Milder, Sam Moser

On Saturday, March 4th of 2017, the Iowa Football Coaches Association held its annual Hall of Fame Dinner and welcomed two new members. This year, we congratulate Gene Perkins and Dave Capitani.

Gene Perkins – West Hancock
Following a prep career at Sioux Rapids High School, he earned his BA degree from Northwestern College and his MA in history from Mankato State University. This was his 50th year coaching football and his 34th as the defensive coordinator at West Hancock for Coach Bob Sanger after serving as a successful head coach at Irwin-Kirkham and Tripoli, where his 1972 team made the first ever IHSAA playoffs. His teams at those schools won six conference titles. At West Hancock he has been a part of 24 playoff teams and going into the post season this year the Eagles were 222-71 with teams in five title games. He is a devout disciple of the Eagle way – team first, respect everyone, overlook no one. In 2013 he experienced the passing of his wife and ardent fan Elaine. The couple had raised three children – Amy, Tony and Steve, currently the head coach at Madrid. He enjoys four grandchildren.
 

Dave Capitani –Northwood-Kensett
A 1979 graduate and athlete at Knoxville High School he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa. He started his career as an assistant coach at Northwood-Kensett. After six years he took over the head position at Northwood-Kensett in 1989. He has coached the Vikings into the playoffs 15 times, including three semifi nal teams and six District championships, while accumulating a 28-year mark of 180-101. He was an assistant coach in the 2005 Shrine Bowl. He has won several coaching honors and attributes his success to excellent assistant coaches, dedicated players, and community support. He also serves as head boys’ track coach and the junior high wrestling coach. He and his wife Trudy have two children - Spencer who is a Wartburg graduate and currently a graduate assistant for the football team at Minnesota State at Mankato; and daughter Chandler who is a junior at the University of Iowa.
 

2016

Coaches

  •     Myron Radke, Alta-Aurelia
  •     Jay Rozeboom, West Lyon

2014

Coaches

  •     Roger Harrington, Davenport West
  •     Bill Post, Decorah


Players

  •     Scott Raridon, Mason City, 1979
  •     Adam Timmerman, Cherokee, 1989
  •     Brad Meester, Aplington-Parkersburg, 1995
  •     Kyle Vanden Bosch, West Lyon, 1997
  •     Bruce Nelson, Emmetsburg, 1998
  •     Sean Shafar, Bedford, 1999

2013

Coaches

  •     Jerry Schultz, Estherville
  •     Sam Moser, Fort Dodge

Players

  •     Lane Danielson, Dike-New Hartford
  •     Jared Clauss, Valley-West Des Moines
  •     Rick Thompson, Madrid
  •     Todd Bladt, Harlan
  •     Aaron Kampman, Aplington-Parkersburg
  •     Casey Wiegmann, Aplington-Parkersburg

2012

Coaches

  •     David Carper
  •     Steve Watson

Players

  •     Carey Bender, Marion
  •     Jason Olejniczak, Decorah
  •     Chris Coffman, Sigourney / Keota
  •     Rollie Wiebers, Denison
  •     Justin Hartwig, Valley (WDM)
  •     Jared DeVries, Aplington-Parkersburg

 2011

Coaches

  •     GARY STAMP
  •     DAVID STURM
  •     SCOTT FRERICHS

Players

  •     PAUL (TINY) ENGREBRITSON, CHARITON
  •     CHAD GUTHRIE, NEWTON
  •     MICHAEL ROAN, IOWA CITY HIGH
  •     BEN BRUNS, DENVER
  •     JUDD SATHER, SPENCER
  •     PERRY SIBENALLER, HARLAN

 2010

Coaches

  •     Dave Jacobson
  •     Claude Post
  •     Randy Scott

Players

  •     Paul Laaveg, Belmond
  •     Mike Courey, Bishop Heelan
  •     Dennis Gibson, Ankeny
  •     Todd Twachtmann ,Marion
  •     Michael Burger, Harlan
  •     Tim Dwight, City High,& Iowa City