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Another Hall: Holzhueter inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame

06/17/2017, 4:00pm CDT
Ron Holzhueter

Ron Holzhueter is a Hall of Famer, once again.

The longtime Madison-area prep boys soccer coach was inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony held June 7 at Monona Terrace – he also is a member of the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame (1992), the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2010) and the Madison Area Soccer Hall of Fame (2011).

Holzhueter, a former prep football standout at Waterloo High School, helped create the Four Lakes soccer program in the 1970s, which was the first opportunity for high school boys to play the sport – all four Madison public high schools eventually launched varsity soccer programs in spring 1975.

He compiled a 319-116-48 record in his 27-year coaching career at Madison Memorial and Waunakee, winning 10 Metro League/Big Eight Conference titles, 14 Madison city championships and leading Memorial to the final WSCA state title in 1981 – the year before the WIAA boys soccer tournament started in 1982.

Holzhueter also was a founding member of the WSCA, was a key figure in the formation of the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association and has a long association with the Madison 56ers Soccer Club.

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