The Kohler Athletic Department is excited to announce Stew Krahn as its new Head Girls Volleyball Coach.
Coach Krahn has an extensive background in the game of volleyball. He immediately fell in love with the game when as a freshman at UW-Sheboygan he took a 1 credit volleyball class. He was hooked. He started playing in leagues and tournaments all over the state. Eventually playing in Nationals four times, with the best finish being 5th out of 63.
Coach Krahn started coaching shortly after playing competitively and started as an assistant at Sheboygan Falls where he served in that capacity for four years. During this time his teams had plenty of success including WIAA regional and sectional championships which propelled them to WIAA State twice, and bringing home the gold ball (state championship) once. Coach Kran then became the head coach where he coached for 8 more years at Falls, taking the team to WIAA state once. Stew then took some time off from head coaching to help raise his twin boys, but still stayed involved in the game by running week-long summer camps for 3 different schools. Stew got the itch to coach again when Sheboygan Lutheran came calling. He coached there for 10 more years before retiring again because of a new job. While at Lutheran, Coach Krahn helped win 1 conference championship, 12 tournament championships – including the County tournament twice, and 3 WIAA Regional championships. All told, his teams have 396 match wins.
Coach Krahn is motivated to come out of retirement and to get back in the gym and teach the game he loves. Mr. Hildebrand stated, “Krahn’s knowledge of the game and his ability to relate to kids and teach them will certainly make him an amazing addition to the athletic staff at Kohler. I look forward to watching Coach Krahn propel our program to new heights. I am excited for him and especially excited for our volleyball players.” In coach Krahns words “I am really looking forward to building up the program at Kohler. There are so many things that I enjoy in the process besides just teaching the game, like building new relationships with players, parents and staff, seeing a team develop cohesiveness and a bond for each other, seeing players step up and lead and working to get everyone going in the same directions. Once those things start to happen, winning will follow and winning is a whole lot of fun.”