Congratulations to Westside High School Swim/Dive Coach Doug Krecklow, named the 2019-20 Midwest Boys Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. This honor was awarded after consideration of coaches in Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Krecklow was specifically nominated by the Nebraska School Activities Association.
Honorees were selected based upon their performance in the 2019/20 school year, lifetime community involvement, school involvement and philosophy of coaching. Krecklow, who coached several state champions and nationally ranked student athletes in 2019/20, is also a member of the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame. His career spanning nearly five decades has produced more than 20 team state championships, more than 90 individual champions and more than 25 relay gold medalists.