Waupun High School has hired Ron Walters to take the reigns of its football program. Walters is a coaching veteran that has been involved with prep sports for over 20 years, much of that in Waupun. The Mayville high school alum coached baseball and softball in the 1990s at Mayville before moving to Waupun where he was a part of the Warriors football staff from 2001-2009. He ran the offense for coach Rick Applin during their 5-year playoff run from 2003 to 2007. Walters was a part of Tim White’s staff at Beaver Dam for the 2010 and 2011 seasons before coming back to Waupun’s staff from 2012 to 2016. He then spent two years coaching his son in junior high before taking the 2019 season off.
Coach Walters takes over a program that has struggled to get its footing over the last few seasons dropping their last 21 contests and going 0-9 in both 2019 and 2018. He says that one of the keys to turning the program around is recommitting to the fundamentals and getting back to basics. Walters says that he has 10 news coaches on his staff, including Tom Bruins who will run his defense. He says former Waupun quarterback Keegan Pinch will help coordinate the offense.
Walters tells DailyDodge.com that Waupun only had 17 healthy players suited up in the entire program at the end of the 2019 season and his goal is to get 35 in the program in 2020. That would allow them to have a varsity and JV2 team.
There will be a “meet and greet” with the new coaching staff at Waupun High School on Wednesday, January 15th at 6pm.
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