12 July 2013

Alumni Tracker: Trey Davis assistant AD at Shakopee

Trey Davis
2007 FHS male Athlete of the Year Trey Davis who played football and competed in track at the University of Minnesota wasted little time in finding a job after completing a Master's Degree in Sports Management this spring. The former state shot put champion has been named assistant athletic director at Shakopee High School.

Former Tiger boys hockey coach Jim Hoey who has published two sports trivia-related books, one on the Minnesota Twins and another on the Minnesota boy's state hockey tournament, is releasing a third this fall on the Minnesota Vikings. The retired Farmington teacher has a busy schedule these days having just accepted the position of athletic director at Trinity, a small private school in Eagan, where his son Eddie Hoey is a track and cross country athlete.

Ex-Tiger Kurt Schneider who held the school shot put and discus records for many years was a volunteer coach at Chisholm and Mountain Iron-Buhl this past spring... Heather Kampf, a Rosemount graduate married to 2005 FHS Oscar Lubke Award winner Ben Kampf, runs professionally for Asics shoe company and recently won a couple of races for Team USA Minnesota in Ireland and Belgium.

Former Tiger golfer Sammy Schmitz, a 1999 grad, is tied for second in the 2013 Minnesota Golf Association (MGA) player rankings. In his last tournament, the 35th Players' Championship, Schmitz who plays out of Valleywood Golf Club, advanced to the quarterfinals...Another ex-Tiger, Greg Werner, playing out of the Wilds Golf Club, lost in the opening round of the match play tournament.

Former football coach Earl Wetzel who won several Tri-Metro Conference football titles during his 20 years on the Tiger sidelines is living in California. He is pursuing a graduate dgree program in creative writing and in his spare time volunteering at a local school helping non-native speaking students learn English...

Veteran Tiger assistant coach Gary Burr who has been with the Tiger football program since 1979 has resigned from his winter job as assistant girls' basketball coach at Hastings, a position he held for 24 years, including the state champion season of 1996.

(l to r) Alex Frost, John Walz and Carl Elmer
Two former Tigers, 2011 male Athlete of the Year Carl Elmer and 2013 grad Alex Frost, and Tiger junior wrestler John Walz were among the top finishers in their respective age groups at the challenging Warrior Dash, a 5-kilometer mud run/obstacle course race, held in Afton a couple of weeks ago. Elmer who now wrestles for St. Olaf College placed 10th in his age group and 14th overall in a field of 8311. Frost ranked 11th among 328 in the female 14-19 age bracket and Walz placed 112th out of 372 in his age division.

Two FHS grads were inadvertently omitted from the the Alumni Tracker list of top finishers in the 2013 Farmington Dew Run held last month. Janet (Brownawell) Smith and Christine (Ailabouni) Cahill finished 1-2 in the women's division of the four-mile run...1991 Tiger alum Christopher Rupp who now lives in Lyon, France, is returning home this fall to run the Twin Cities Marathon.

Former Tigers Ben Froehling and Shelly Sturm from the FHS class of 2007 will be married July 13 in Lakeville. Froehling, son of Tiger football coach Mark Froehling and Lori Froehling, teaches and coaches football in Wayzata. Sturm, the daughter of long-time local sports supporters Mike and Debbie Sturm, is an elementary school teacher in the Kenyon-Wanamingo school district.