More recognition for the UW-Platteville
Pioneer football team. Pioneer Coach
Mike Emendorfer has been honored as the
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Coach of the Year. The honor comes from
the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
Meanwhile, Pioneer Assistant Head Coach
Ulz Daeuber has been honored as the
Assistant Coach of the Year by the WFCA.
Daeuber also coaches special teams and
defensive backs for the Pioneers.
The two were honored on Sunday at
The annual team awards have also
recently been announced at the postseason
banquet. Quarterback John Kelly was
named the team’s most valuable player,
while Wide Receiver Ryley Bailey was
named the offensive most valuable player.
The defensive most valuable player is
Linebacker Jacob Zilbar.
Other honors from the banquet include…
–Special Teams MVP: Zach Litchfield, K
–Battle of the Trenches Awards:
–Offense: Brian Lurquin, C
–Defense: Andrew Robinson, DE
–George Chryst Awards:
–Defense/Alex Schaefer, DE
–Offense/Paul Reit, WR
–Newcomer of the Year Award: Brett Jerdee, OL
–Most Improved Player: Andy Puccini, RB
–Scout Team Player of the Year:
–Defense: Andrew Young, DL
–Offense: Seth Kaufmann, WR
–Orange Crush Player of the Year: Jacob Held, LB
–Scholar Athlete Award: Connor Skoumal
–Phil Micech Award: Bronzon Kyles, DL
–Iron Man Award: Lee Vlasak, RB