Published On: Wed, Mar 23rd, 2011

Wieseler is named Coach of the Year

CENTRAL CITY — Wynot’s Steve Wieseler hit some big milestones in 2011.
The veteran Wynot Coach earned his 200th career victory during post-season play. He helped his team win the state Class D2 state title for the second time in six years. He was also named as the Class D2 Coach of the Year by Huskerland Prep Report.

Wynot posted an impressive 25-2 record this season. The team’s only losses on the year came to C2 state champion Homer and to C2 state runner-up Crofton.
After the Crofton loss, Wieseler made some changes.
“They beat us badly and it was at that moment that we as a staff and team realized we had a lot of room for improvement in a lot of areas,” Wieseler told Huskerland Prep Report.
This is the third time in school history that Wynot has advanced to the title game. Winning it all in 2005 and earning runner-up status last year to Lindsay Holy Family.
The Lady Blue Devils avenged that state title game defeat with a 53-44 victory over Holy Family in the semifinals and then easily handled Hay Springs in the title game, winning  45-33.“
Our kids never looked far ahead and they were very consistent,” said Wieseler, who has coached all 13 years of his career at Wynot, compiling a 204-81 record.
“Whether it was a game or at practice the girls competed at a high level every day and bought into the team concept. It was our depth and defensive pressure which were the keys to our success at state.”