Modest ’84 champs defer credit to Fiegel

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Terry Hersom Journal sports editor Sep 16, 2004 The passage of time is supposed to make all of those athletic achievements more grandiose, more phenomenal, more downright legendary. There’s something wrong with this bunch of guys whose Class 4A state championship in 1984 is the most recent state football title by a Sioux City high… Read more »

New era of high school football begins

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Steven Allspach, Journal sports writer Sep 3, 2004 It’s the dawn, no, dusk, of a new era of Sioux City metro high school football. Emotions will certainly be running high tonight when East High, under the direction of new coach Steve Zediker, opens the 2004 season at Des Moines Hoover. Zediker is replacing longtime East… Read more »

Walt Fiegel Foundation established

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Steven Allspach, Journal sports writer Jul 24, 2004 The spirit of former East High football coach Walt Fiegel lives on. Fiegel, who coached East to 128 victories, 22 playoff appearances and the Class 4A state title in 1984, passed away last Nov. 12. His death stunned the football coaching community far and wide. In his… Read more »

GSAA Hall will induct Lewis, Fiegel

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Terry Hersom, Journal sports editor Mar 24, 2004 Their lives intersected once in a fairly profound way. For one, growing up in Sioux City was a stepping stone to life on a larger stage. For the other, Sioux City was the adopted home for which he become a prominent ambassador. Next Tuesday at the Sioux… Read more »

Favorite Memories of Walt Fiegel

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Remembering Walt Fiegel in the words of Coach Ras Vanderloo: He could make the worst case scenario seem like the best thing in the world. He talked so much about loyalty, respect, tradition about East High Football …him being an old military man. He was very proud of that. He’d remind you often about that…he… Read more »

Favorite Quotes

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Favorite Quotes of Walt Fiegel “Go home, give your mother a hug and a kiss and tell her that you love her.” “Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do.” “Don’t ever forget where you came from.” “Treat your girlfriend well. Someday she could be your daughter.” “By God, when you get off the bus, I… Read more »

New coach at East will do just fine

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First of all, I wish there didn’t need to be a new head football coach at East High. That would mean the terrible news from last Nov. 12 didn’t really happen and that we’d all still have Walt Fiegel around to help keep our lives more enjoyable. We don’t have that option, of course, so… Read more »

Accomplishments of Walt Fiegel

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Professional Accomplishments: Iowa State Football Playoffs: 1983–84–85–86–87–89–90–91–92 , 99–00–01 Missouri River Conference Champions: 1999 Sioux Interstate Conference Champions: 1983–84–85–86–91–92 Sioux Interstate Conference Coach of the Year: 1991 Coached Class 4A State Champions: 1984 Sioux City Journal Siouxland Coach of the Year: 1983 Des Moines Register Coach of the Year: 1984 Iowa Football Coaches Association District… Read more »