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Tim Chase, Kara Crowley (copy)

Beaver Dam head coach Tim Chase (left) and guard Kara Crowley (right) congratulate each other after the Golden Beavers' 52-33 win over Cudahy in the 2017 Division 2 state championship game at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

Beaver Dam High School girls basketball coach Tim Chase and Dodgeland High School track and cross country coach Kevin Klueger have made it to the Final 15 in U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program.

Each of the Final 15 coaches will be awarded $5,000 for their school at a future pep rally.

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Tim Chase

Kevin Klueger


The public is encouraged to vote online for their favorite of the Final 15 coaches each day, now through Nov. 13.

The three top coaches will receive a donation of $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, to help their school. The first-place coach will also be awarded with a Samsung tech prize package, valued at $30,000, for their school.

U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program started Aug. 21 and gave people the opportunity to honor current coaches of K-12 school-affiliated sports teams who inspire their players through leadership and community involvement. In addition to Chase and Klueger, two other Wisconsin high school football coaches are in the running: Brian Fletcher of Racine Horlick and Steve Jones of Kimberly.

A panel of judges featuring Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and WNBA All-Star Maya Moore, along with online voting, will help determine the top three coaches.

For more information and to vote for a coach, visit Winning coaches will be announced Nov. 20.

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