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Kewaskum HS names new girls varsity basketball head coach

June 19, 2023 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum High School has announced its new girls’ varsity head basketball coach to take over following the April 2023 retirement of Mark Maley.

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Jacob Steger, who recently served as head coach boys’ varsity coach at Mayville High School from 2012-2017, comes into Kewaskum with a strong resume. He was an assistant basketball coach at UW-Washington County (2017-2018) and Cedarburg High School (2018-2019).

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Neighbors in the Slinger area are familiar with Steger as he was heavily involved in coaching youth teams and high school summer leagues.

As far as coaching the reigning WIAA D3 title holders, Steger said he is overjoyed about the opportunity.

“I’m honor to be the head varsity girls’ basketball coach,” said Steger. “I have been coaching basketball for the last 18 years at all levels including youth, high school, and junior college.

“I am highly competitive and passionate about teaching the game of basketball and motivating student-athletes to achieve their full potential on the court and in their everyday life.  I promise to bring that same passion to the community of Kewaskum.”

Steger is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and recently finishing his master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University.

Currently a 2nd grade teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools, Steger just finished his 13th year in the classroom.

Steger said he is impressed with Kewaskum’s commitment to academics as well as athletics.  “It’s a place that understands the importance of being a student-athlete,” he said. “At this point, I look forward to working with the players, parents, staff, and the community in continuing the tremendous work that has already been done with the Kewaskum Girls Basketball Program.”

Steger is married to Sarah and they have two children. “One thing you need to know about me is that I am a family man. The last few years, I decided to take a break from coaching and watch my kids grow up,” he said.

“I am very grateful to have a wonderful wife, Sarah, who is my biggest fan and loves the game as well. She has supported every team and community I have been a part of while coaching basketball.  For the last two years, I have committed my time to my daughter’s love for basketball as well.”

Steger said he is eager to continue his coaching journey at Kewaskum High School.  “I have been so impressed over the years with how Kewaskum High School has produced such competitive and tough athletic teams,” he said.

The Kewaskum School Board is officially expected to approve the hiring at its July 2023 board meeting.

In the 2022 – 23 season, Mark Maley took over as girls varsity coach at the start of the 2022 season.  Under first-year coach Maley, the Indians notched a final 55-51 win over Milwaukee Academy of Science, to take home the WIAA D3 Championship gold ball.

The team also collected its share of All-Conference accolades and WBCA All-State honors.

 

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