Holmen Football
Holmen Football

HS Coaches

Travis Kowalski — Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Travis Kowalski graduated from Flambeau High School in 2001.  While at Flambeau, Travis earned All-Conference and all-region honors while playing receiver and defensive back for a football program that amassed 4 consecutive undefeated conference championships and a state title in 1997.  After high school Travis decided to forgo college football and attend college to become a teacher and coach. In 2008 he was hired at Holmen and immediately took up coaching football.  From 2008-2011 he worked as a varsity assistant coaching defensive backs while also working with the JV team.  In 2012 he took over as varsity offensive coordinator.  In 2013 Travis was selected as an offensive assistant coach for the 2013 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.  In 2016 Travis was hired as the head football coach at Holmen.
Contact info: 608-780-9781 (c); 608-526-3372 ext:6510 (w); kowtra@holmen.k12.wi.us
Jason Lulloff — Special Teams Coordinator/Strength Coach

Jason Lulloff played football at Kiel High School from 1998-2002.  After wrestling in college, he spent three years playing for the River City Rough Riders in the NEFL as a DE and TE.  From 2009-2011 Lulloff coached Freshman football and coached JV and Varsity defensive linemen from 2012-2015.  Since 2016 Lulloff has served as the special teams coordinator.  He also acts as the strength coach with the Vikings football team.

Nick Wiese –Defensive Coordinator

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.

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

Craig Newsome has been coaching the Vikings secondary for 10 years.  His experience boasts a two-time All American and 1st team Pac-10 team member at Arizona State University, and 5 year NFL veteran (1995-2000).  Newsome is a Super Bowl Champion for the Green Bay Packers in Superbowl XXXI where he recorded 6 tackles and an INT in the game.  He was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft and was awarded “Rookie of the Year” and named to the All-Madden Team while playing CB.
Newsome brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Holmen Vikings football program.
Chad Wedan — JV Coach/Varsity Assistant

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.

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. 

Camryn Zimmerman — Varsity Assistant

Camryn Zimmerman graduated from Holmen High School in 2015 where he was a four year letter winner and part of the 2013 undefeated conference championship team. Cam played quarterback for Holmen and earned 1st-team all conference honors and 2nd-team all tribune. Cam went on to play a year of football at UW-La Crosse. Cam has one year left at UW-L as he expects to graduate with a degree in Finance.

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.

Bob Jones — Varsity Assistant

Bob Jones graduated from Elk River High School and Minnesota State University Moorhead in Minnesota where he was an All-American QB and a three-year starter.  Bob continued his career playing in the Football League of Europe from 1992 – 1995 collecting two league championships.  Bob has been coaching football and training QB’s for over 20 years, joining the Holmen staff in 2018.

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.

Chris Sepich — Head Freshmen Coach

Chris Sepich has been teaching at Holmen High School since 1990. He has been actively involved in coaching football since 1978 at various levels of the sport. In addition to coaching football, Coach Sepich has coached track, powerlifting, wrestling, and has had weight room supervision.

Teague Fenwick — Freshmen Coach

Teague Fenwick has been coaching football for Holmen since the beginning of the 2016 season, and has been coaching at the freshman level since 2017. He graduated from Mauston High School in 2013 where he participated in football, wrestling, and track. 

Dillon Martinez — Freshmen Coach

Dillon Martinez graduated from Holmen in 2014.  While at Holmen he received all-conference (RB/DB) twice, all region (DB), and all-state (DB).  He was also first team all-state two times in track.  After graduation he played two seasons for the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he started as a true freshman before suffering a career ending injury.  Dillion is now pursuing a Physical Education degree at Winona State University.

Ryan Mutzner — Freshmen Coach

Ryan Mutzner graduated from Holmen High School in 2018 where he was a 3 year letter winner and part of the 2017 conference championship team.  Ryan Played outside linebacker while earning all-conference honorable mention his senior year.  Ryan is currently attending Winona State University where he is majoring in Physical Education and interning with the Winona State strength program.

Kalli Vandenheuval — Athletic Trainer

Kalli Vandenheuval

Camryn Lemke — Manager

Emerson Rhoades — Manager

Hannah Lee — Manager

Liv Van Eijl — Manager

Lily Gunderson — Manager

HS Upcoming Events

Nothing from October 17, 2021 to November 17, 2021.