Nick Wiese graduated from Wrightstown High School in 2010. Nick chose to attend UW-Madison to pursue his degree in education instead of seeking to play college football. Nick started coaching football while student teaching in the Madison area. After moving to La Crosse, Nick joined the Holmen staff in 2015 and has served as a JV assistant, Varsity Assistant and is currently the Varsity Defensive Coordinator.
Chad Wedan has coached at Holmen High School since 2013 after spending 9 years teaching and coaching at Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc, WI. Wedan coaches quarterbacks and defensive backs at the JV and Varsity level while coordinating the JV offense. Wedan also assists the Offense in the booth during varsity competitions. Throughout his time in Oconomowoc, Wedan coached wide receivers and running backs, co-coordinated the Varsity offense, and served as head coach for the Varsity Reserve and Junior Varsity teams. Wedan played safety at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse from 2000-2002 where he was a member of the 2002 WIAC Conference Championship team. Growing up in Maple, WI, Wedan helped the Northwestern High School football team to the state semifinal game in 1998.
Mike Gillespie — Varsity Assistant
Mike Gillespie has been coaching football at Holmen High School since 1998. He is a graduate of De Soto High School and earned his undergraduate and masters degree from UW-La Crosse. Mike taught Social Studies at Holmen High School from 1997 to 2019.
Craig Newsome — Varsity Assistant/Defensive
Master Sergeant Stan Grandt — Varsity Assistant/Leadership Development
Master Sergeant Grandt has had a distinguished career in the Army National Guard. A native of Holmen, Sergeant Grandt started coaching in Holmen in 2016. He specializes in leadership development and character building. His military deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom I, II, and Operation Iraqi Freedom VII. He has completed every level of the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System through Master Leader Course. He has completed such military specific courses as Master Leader Course, Military History Instructor Course, Battle Staff Course, Senior Leader Course, Leadership Evolution Course, Army Basic Instructor Course United States Army Drill Sergeant School, National Guard Pre Ranger Course, Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course, Warrior Leader Course, and Combat Lifesaver Course.
Cody Keenan — Varsity Assistant
Cody Keenan graduated from Holmen High School in 2006. He played football at Holmen from 2002-2005. Cody attended Winona State University and completed a sociology/criminal justice degree. He has been coaching football with Holmen since 2018.
Bob Schulz — Varsity Assistant
Bob Schulz is a veteran football coach with over 45 years of experience. Bob graduated from Logan High school in 1964 and went on to play college football at UW-River Falls. After college Bob was the head football coach at Cadott, De Soto, and Menasha. His overall football record at De Soto was is 151-51 with 12 Conference Championships (1974, 1976-1986), four undefeated seasons with playoffs (1976-1979) and six undefeated regular season (1976-1979, 1985, 1986). His teams were State Football Champs in 1976, 1983 and 1984 and runners-up in 1985 and 1986. From 1975 (the second conference game) to 1986, his teams did not lose a conference football game. In addition to coaching football, Bob has also coached basketball, wrestling, and baseball. Bob was elected to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000.
Jacob Perner — Varsity Assistant/JV Coach
Jacob Perner played football at Black River Falls High School from 2007-2010. He graduated in 2011, and went on to play collegiate football at Winona State University, and later after a transfer, at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Throughout his football career, Jake has played every skill position on offense and defense. Upon graduation from UWL, Jake taught two years at Black River Falls Middle School, and is now teaching social studies at Holmen High School.
Kalli Vandenheuval — Athletic Trainer