Rux Named Coach Of The Week
The Wolverines improved to 12-1 on the season and earned a trip to the WIAA Division 1 state championship game last Saturday in a 30-15 win in the fourth round of the WIAA playoffs.
Stephen Rux of Waukesha West High School has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.
Rux’s Wolverines scored 17 points in the second quarter last Saturday en route to a 30-15 win over Kenosha Bradford in the fourth round of the WIAA playoffs. The victory improved Waukesha West’s record to 12-1 on the season and earned a trip to the WIAA Division 1 state championship game. The Wolverines will face Stevens Point (10-3) at 4 p.m. Friday at Camp Randall Stadium.
“This year has been a magical season for our players, families, coaches, and the Waukesha West community,” Rux said. “We earned a share of the Classic 8 Conference championship and we emerged from a very difficult bracket in the state playoffs and now have a chance to compete for the Division 1 title. 2010 is a year that will not be forgotten in the Wolverine Tradition. It was ‘their time’ and they made the most of every second of it.”
A native of Oconomowoc, Wis., Rux played football at Oconomowoc High School for his father and head coach Ed Rux. Upon graduating in 1983, he played at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for head coaches Dave McClain, Jim Hilles, and Don Morton. Rux began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Utah in 1990. After two seasons he accepted the offensive coordinator position at Brighton (Utah) High School, prior to moving back to Wisconsin to coach at his alma mater, Oconomowoc. Following four seasons, Rux accepted his current position as head coach at Waukesha West in 2000. Rux is also a social studies teacher at Waukesha West.
Rux and his staff oversee a program of 115 players, including a varsity roster of 47. He is assisted by Terry Biel, Tony Bitto, John Burton, former Green Bay Packer Mark Chmura, Barrett Danz, Bryan Fox, Joe Hess, Justin Kasten, Jeff Kiser, Steve Radojicic, Derick Rosinsky, Derek Stebbins, Greg Thelen, and Jeff Trickey.
Rux and his wife, Colleen, have two sons, Connor and Kellen, a daughter, Calista.
The Packers have recognized one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' winner during the 2010 high school football season. Winners were awarded several items and privileges, including a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on packers.com.