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State Assembly honors Berezowitz

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Gazette Staff
November 7, 2007
— WHITEWATER—Bob Berezowitz, former UW-Whitewater football coach, was recognized before the Wisconsin State Assembly at the State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday.

Representative Kim Hixson (D-Whitewater) authored the resolution that congratulated Berezowitz on his 22 years as football coach at Whitewater.


“Exactly one year after the Governor proclaimed ‘Bob Berezowitz Day,’ we get the chance to recognize him once and for all by the state,” UW-Whitewater athletic director Paul Plinske said.


Replacing the legendary Forrest Perkins as head coach in 1985, Berezowitz led the Warhawks to 158 victories, third highest in the history of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


Under Berezowitz, Whitewater won eight WIAC championships, made five NCAA Division III playoff appearances and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division III championship game. In 2005, Berezowitz was named the American Football Coaches Association Division III National Coach of the Year.


“It is an honor to be recognized by the state assembly,” Berezowitz said. “I humbly accept this award of behalf of UW-Whitewater, our administration, coaches, players and support staff.’’




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