From the Wisconsin rapids Daily Tribune: After 355 wins and 51 seasons, long-time (Stevens Point, WI) Pacelli football coach Bob Raczek was ready to hang up his whistle and call it a distinguished career.
An eight-year battle with prostate
cancer had taken its toll physically. Raczek had all but decided the
2011 season had been his last one on the sidelines at Goerke Park.
Not so fast.
love of the sport and the power of persuasion from family changed his
mind. As a result, Raczek will return for a 50th season in the high
school coaching ranks as co-coach of the Cardinals along with Steve
Raczek, his son and defensive coordinator for 17 seasons.
"He talked me into something," said Bob Raczek, who has been at Pacelli for 45 seasons, compiling a 341-144-2 record.
Steve Raczek felt the time wasn't right yet for his father to leaving coaching behind.
took a little coaxing," said Steve, who has relished the time he's
spent side-by-side with his father on the sidelines in a sport each has
an undeniable passion for first as a player at Pacelli, and then as part
of his father's coaching staff. http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/article/20120630/WRT02/206300371/Prep-football-Raczek-returns-coach-50th-season-Pacelli?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
To stay at one job for 50 years is outstanding and to be a coach for such a long time is just amazing and it shows how much Raczek loves the game of football and loves to coach young men how to play football and also how to play the game of life.
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