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September 4, 2021 | Westside Honors Coaches, Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Posted September 4, 2021
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2021
Westside Honors Coaches, Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Westside Community Schools has announced the inductees into the Westside Sports Hall of Fame for 2020 and 2021, and named 2020-21 Coaches of the Year for the district.
Thanks to Harley and Beth Schrager, Westside annually honors two District 66 coaches for their ongoing dedication to Westside student athletes and programs. Coach Brett Froendt is named the 2020-21 Head Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach Brett Williams is named Varsity Assistant Coach of the Year. Froendt, who teaches at Westside High School and coaches both Westside Varsity Football and Boys Varsity Golf, is awarded $6,000 donated by the Schragers; Williams, who teaches at Oakdale Elementary and is part of both the Varsity Football and Varsity Track coaching staffs, receives $4,000 donated by the Schragers.
Westside has also recognized Sports Hall of Fame inductees for both 2020 and 2021. The Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes: Kristin Whitted Fasbender (1993); Brett Seger (2002); Nate Wurth (2002); and Haley Fries Cameron (2003). The Hall of Fame Class of 2021 includes: Carol Berger (1978); Tim Lindquist (1985); Tom Oldham (2000); and Josh Leuck (2005). Westside has also inducted the 1975 Track Team into the Sports Hall of Fame.
Inductees and honorees were recognized at a special event prior to the September 3 Westside Varsity Football Game, and during halftime of the game itself. Please continue reading to learn more about each inductee and award winner!
Brett Froendt, 2020-21 Schrager Coach of the Year
Coach Brett Froendt, who is also a longtime teacher at Westside High School, is one of few metro coaches who serves as Head Coach for two Varsity sports; football and golf. In the last five years, Coach Froendt’s golf tams have placed in the top 10, including 5th and 6th place finishes in the last two years. Many Westside golfers coached by Froendt continued playing golf in college and achieved success. Froendt made history in Fall of 2020, leading the Westside Warriors Football Team to a first program state championship in 38 years. Adding to their victory, Froendt and Westside staff hosted the state final at Phelps Field. Colleagues and students describe Froendt as one of the most innovative coaches in the state known for preparing his athletes physically and mentally for each week’s game. Congratulations to Coach Brett Froendt, 2020-21 Schrager Coach of the Year.
Brett Williams, 2020-21 Schrager Assistant Coach of the Year
Coach Brett Williams, who is also a 6th grade teacher at Oakdale Elementary, frequently travels to Westside High School immediately after school to coach student athletes in both football and track. Those who know Williams describe him as a man who epitomizes what a coach is supposed to be, a great role model for his players and a true family man at home. Coach Williams dedicates his time in between sports seasons to further prepare student athletes. He has helped develop many shot putters and discus throwers over the last few years, promoting and ensuring their success during Track season. During football season, Coach Williams focused on the Westside Varsity offensive line, and in 2020, that group was described as one of the best and most dominant in the state. Coach Williams works extremely hard teaching, coaching, studying film and perfecting training techniques to prepare his student athletes for each game. Congratulations to Coach Brett Williams, 2020-21 Schrager Assistant Coach of the Year.
Hall of Fame, Class of 2020
- Kristin Whitted Fasbender, 1993
- Three sport student athlete in 1992-93 excelling in volleyball, basketball and track.
- Brett Seger, 2002
- Star of the 2002 Westside Varsity Basketball team, and still holds the current school record for highest season point average.
- Nate Wurth, 2002
- Two sport student athlete in 2001-02, excelling in football and baseball.
- Haley Fries Cameron, 2002
- Two sport athlete in 2001-02, and remains one of the most decorated soccer and basketball players in Westside history.
Hall of Fame, Class of 2021
- Carol Berger, 1978
- Three-time State Champion diver winning titles in 1976, 1977 and 1978.
- Tim Lindquist, 1985
- Two sport student athlete excelling in tennis and basketball
- Tom Oldham, 2000
- One of the best pitchers in Westside Baseball program history.
- Josh Leuck, 2005
- Two sport student athlete excelling in football and track.
1975 Westside Track Team, Hall of Fame Team Inductee 2020-21