Lyle Alumbaugh was a coach at Panorama High School for 24 years, 21 of them as the head man. He retired from Panorama at the conclusion of the 2017 season. He won 120 games at Panora and earned 9 playoff appearances during that time.
“Coach A” earned his bachelors and master’s degree from Missouri before setting out for careers in agriculture, coaching, and education. Alumbaugh cites his student-athletes as his greatest accomplishments. His coaching style was focused upon “life lessons of cooperation, team building, discipline, accountability, and hard work.” Since retiring at the head man of the Panthers, he has joined the staff at ADM as a defensive line coach.
Alumbaugh and his wife JoAnn have three children: Brent, Brandon (Liz), and Brooke (Sam). They also enjoy their two grandchildren, Ada and Greysen.
Coach Walt Fiegel was the long time football coach at East high School in Sioux City, Iowa. During his tenure at Sioux City, he served as head sophomore coach and head varsity coach three different times. His Black Raider team won the Class 4A State Title in 1984.
Coach Walt Fiegel served as the Executive Secretary of the Iowa Football Coaches Association from 1977-1994, 17 years!
This award recognizes a person who embodies the high character, integrity, concern for kids, and service to the profession that were evident during Coach Fiegel’s career.