Pezzetti receives Coaching with Character Award

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Nov. 18, 2016 by Dan Holm of the Des Moines Register Ankeny Centennial co-head football coach Jerry Pezzetti was the recipient of the Walt Fiegel Award on Friday in Cedar Falls. Jerry Pezzetti has been awarded a lot of honors during his legendary coaching career. On Friday, Ankeny Centennial’s co-head football coach received an award that means… Read more »

ALLSPACH: LOSING ANOTHER

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Feb 8, 2015 by STEVE ALLSPACH Covering the Iowa high school football playoffs over the years, you treasure unforgettable characters, legends and icons like the late Walt Fiegel of Our Town’s East High and Pat Mitchell of Cedar Falls. Wins and losses aside, Walt and Mitch were, still are, two of the winningest coaches in… Read more »

ALLSPACH: Heads up

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by Steve Allspach Cherokee’s Adam Timmerman, Emmetsburg’s Bruce Nelson and West Lyon’s Kyle Vanden Bosch will be inducted into the Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame during the upcoming playoffs in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. On the coaching side. Three with close personal ties will be involved. Former Sioux City West Coach Ken… Read more »

East ’84 champs celebrate anniversary

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BARRY POE Oct 9, 2014 SIOUX CITY | Every 10 years, the fellas who played on East High’s 1984 state championship football team get together to relive the glory days. And rightly so, since that team is the only Sioux City public school ever to capture a state high school football crown. They’ll convene again… Read more »

Spirit of late Sioux City Coach Fiegel lives on

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TIM GALLAGHER  May 2, 2013 SIOUX CITY | Ten years ago this Halloween, Walt Fiegel coached his final football game. Try as they might, the East High Black Raiders fell to rival Bishop Heelan 27-0, ending the season with a 3-6 mark. Down and out? That wasn’t Fiegel, the legend who piloted East to a… Read more »

HERSOM: MORE FAREWELLS

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MORE FAREWELLS by Terry Hersom, Sioux City Journal One of life’s grim realities, I guess, is that sorrow is everywhere, every day, and we can only pray to deal with it bravely or hope it doesn’t pile up on us any more than we can handle. Certainly, this has already been a tough month for… Read more »

Tuttle wins Fiegel Scholarship

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Jerry Giese – Journal sports writer Jul 23, 2007 Marshall Tuttle has fond memories of Walt Fiegel. The East High School linebacker/fullback was once a ballboy for the legendary football coach, who won 158 games in 26 seasons and posted a 128-79 record with the Black Raiders. Even as a youngster, Tuttle heard of stories… Read more »

Fiegel Foundation honors winners off the field

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Two members of the Walt Fiegel Foundation approached me recently, asking me to help dispel a local myth. The scholarships given in memory of their late football coach were not only for athletes. Or for East High seniors. The $1,000 scholarships, they insisted, are reserved for winners. “It’s never been about athletics,” said Jeff Croston,… Read more »