Denmark honoring long time Coach Stan Yazawa

TomM
January 21, 2016 21:39

Denmark  honoring long time Coach Stan Yazawa

Long time Denmark Coach Yazawa Being Honored

Denmark honoring Yazawa
Andrew Pekarek, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 6:11 p.m. CST January 20, 2016
Stan Yazawa didn’t have any wrestling experience when he applied to become Denmark’s head coach in 1965.
Yazawa would certainly become well versed in the sport during his 48-year tenure at the school.
But what made him a success was that he never veered far from the original plan he set out with when he was hired for the position.
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Stan Yazawa – National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Lifetime Service 2011

Stan Yazawa attended Luhainaluna High School in Lahaina, located on the island of Maui, Hawaii. While in high school Stan was very active as an athlete in football, baseball and track in addition to being the Student Body President. Upon his graduation from high school in 1961, he attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Stan’s first and only teaching job has been as an English instructor at Denmark High School. In his tenure at Denmark, he has coached both football and wrestling. In 28 years as wrestling coach, his teams have won 9 conference championships and in the process he has established himself as the most successful coach in the Olympian Conference history. His teams have a dual meet record of 257-74-4. The young athletes under his tutelage have won a total of 82 conference, 70 regional and 19 sectional championships. Under Stan Yazawa, Denmark High School has been well-represented at the WIAA State Tournament, as he has produced 40 state qualifiers and 24 state place winners, including 3 state champions.

Mr.Yazawa’s coaching accomplishments speak for themselves, but what makes his accomplishments even more noteworthy is that his only exposure to wrestling prior to coming to Denmark was what he received while attending a college physical education class.

Stan is one of the most highly regarded wrestling coaches in Northeastern Wisconsin. As one of his coaching peers commented about him, “People who know and work with him see him as a gentle, soft spoken, and caring individual. Stan is a great example of what a coach should be. I am proud of my association with him and the influence he’s had on my life.”
Hall of Fame Page of Wisconsin Wrestling

Coach Stan Yazawa – George Martin Hall of Fame

Stan Yazawa attended Luhainaluna High School in Lahaina, located on the island of Maui, Hawaii. While in high school Stan was very active as an athlete in football, baseball and track in addition to being the Student Body President. Upon his graduation from high school in 1961, he attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Stan’s first and only teaching job has been as an English instructor at Denmark High School. In his tenure at Denmark, he has coached both football and wrestling. In 28 years as wrestling coach, his teams have won 9 conference championships and in the process he has established himself as the most successful coach in the Olympian Conference history. His teams have a dual meet record of 257-74-4. The young athletes under his tutelage have won a total of 82 conference, 70 regional and 19 sectional championships. Under Stan Yazawa, Denmark High School has been well-represented at the WIAA State Tournament, as he has produced 40 state qualifiers and 24 state place winners, including 3 state champions.

Mr. Yazawa’s coaching accomplishments speak for themselves, but what makes his accomplishments even more noteworthy is that his only exposure to wrestling prior to coming to Denmark was what he received while attending a college physical education class.

Stan is one of the most highly regarded wrestling coaches in Northeastern Wisconsin. As one of his coaching peers commented about him, “People who know and work with him see him as a gentle, soft spoken, and caring individual. Stan is a great example of what a coach should be. I am proud of my association with him and the influence he’s had on my life.”
George Martin Hall of Fame

Stan Yazawa – Denmark – Assistant coach
03/01/2003
By Wisconsin Sports Network
Inducted in 2003

Stan grew up on the island of Maui, Hawaii, the oldest of four children, born to Tom and Shizuko Yazawa. He graduated from Lahainaluna High School, Lahaina, Maui, in 1961, where he lettered in football, baseball, and track and field. He was also elected student body president his senior year.
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TomM
January 21, 2016 21:39
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