Windom hires new Football Coach

LOCAL SPORTS   —      new windom football coach 
 
THE WINDOM SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS HIRED A NEW ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, WHO WILL ALSO SERVE AS THE NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH. 
 
JEREMY O’DONNELL IS A NATIVE OF LUVERNE.   
 
HE HAS SERVED AS AN ART AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN RIFLE, COLORADO.   RIFLE IS A CITY OF JUST OVER 9,000 PEOPLE.  IT IS LOCATED WEST OF DENVER ON I-90. 
 
O’DONNELL HAS BEEN AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE RIFLE FOOTBALL TEAM, MOST RECENTLY AS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.  HE HAS ALSO COACHED BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND TRACK.   
 
HIS WIFE NIKKI O’DONNELL WILL TEACH AT THE WINDOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIS FALL.  THE COUPLE HAS TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS.   
 
TRAVIS MARTIN HAS BEEN THE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT WINDOM FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.  HE IS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO JOIN HIS FAMILY IN NORTH DAKOTA.   DANE NIELSEN HAS BEEN THE ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR IN WINDOM FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  THIS YEAR, HE HANDLED THOSE DUTIES WHILE ALSO SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL. 
 
THE WINDOM HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAM FINISHED LAST SEASON WITH A 2-7 RECORD.   WINDOM’S LAST WINNING SEASON WAS IN 2005.  THE EAGLES FINISHED WITH A .500 RECORD IN 2010.   
 
FROM 1996 TO 2002, WINDOM APPEARED IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS FOUR TIMES.   THE EAGLES PLAYED IN THE STATE FINALS IN 1996 UNDER COACH BILL MAGNUSON AND IN 2001 UNDER COACH ERIN ELDER.