Holmen Football
Holmen Football

HS Coaches

Travis Kowalski — Head Coach/Offensive CoordinatorTravis.kowalski
Travis Kowalski graduated from Flambeau High School in 2001.  While at Flambeau, Travis earned All-Conference and all-region honors while playing receiver and defensive back for a football program that amassed 4 consecutive undefeated conference championships and a state title in 1997.  After high school Travis decided to forgo college football and attend college to become a teacher and coach. In 2008 he was hired at Holmen and immediately took up coaching football.  From 2008-2011 he worked as a varsity assistant coaching defensive backs while also working with the JV team.  In 2012 he took over as varsity offensive coordinator.  In 2013 Travis was selected as an offensive assistant coach for the 2013 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game.  In 2016 Travis was hired as the head football coach at Holmen.
Contact info: 608-780-9781 (c); 608-526-3372 ext:6510 (w); kowtra@holmen.k12.wi.us
Jason Lulloff — Special Teams Coordinator/Strength Coach

Jason Lulloff played football at Kiel High School from 1998-2002.  After wrestling in college, he spent three years playing for the River City Rough Riders in the NEFL as a DE and TE.  In 2009-2011 Lulloff coached Freshman football and since 2011 he has served as a JV coach and Varsity defensive Linemen coach.  Lulloff also acts as the strength coach with the vikings football team.

Jordan Hansen — Defensive Coordinator/Line Coach

Jordan Hansen graduated from Somerset High School in 2010.  He was a four-year letter recipient as a part of three consecutive conference championships.  As a junior he received honorable mention Tight End. As a senior he received all-conference honors as an offensive tackle and Honorable mention defensive end.  After high school Jordan attended Winona State University and graduated with a Physical and Health Education degree.  In 2012, while attending WSU, Jordan joined the Holmen coaching staff.  During his first four seasons Jordan coached the offensive-lines at the JV and Varsity levels.  In 2017 he became the defensive coordinator.

Mike Gillespie — Varsity Assistant

Mike Gillespie has been an assistant football coach at Holmen High since the fall of 1997.  Gillespie is a 1970 graduate from De Soto High School, De Soto, WI, where he played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track. Mike is currently the varsity running back coach at Holmen.

Chad Wedan — JV Coach/Varsity Assistant

Chad Wedan is in his third year at Holmen High School after spending 9 years teaching and coaching at Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc, WI. Wedan coaches quarterbacks and defensive backs at the JV and Varsity level while coordinating the JV offense. Wedan also assists the Offense in the booth during varsity competitions. Throughout his time in Oconomowoc, Wedan coached wide receivers and running backs, co-coordinated the Varsity offense, and served as head coach for the Varsity Reserve and Junior Varsity teams. Wedan played safety at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse from 2000-2002 where he was a member of the 2002 WIAC Conference Championship team. Growing up in Maple, WI, Wedan helped the Northwestern High School football team to the state semifinal game in 1998.

Craig Newsome — Varsity Assistant/Defensive Backs Coach
Craig Newsome has been coaching the Vikings secondary for 10 years.  His experience boasts a two-time All American and 1st team Pac-10 team member at Arizona State University, and 5 year NFL veteran (1995-2000).  Newsome is a Super Bowl Champion for the Green Bay Packers in Superbowl XXXI where he recorded 6 tackles and an INT in the game.  He was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft and was awarded “Rookie of the Year” and named to the All-Madden Team while playing CB.
Newsome brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Holmen Vikings football program.
Nick Wiese — Varsity Assistant/Tight End Coach

Nick Wiese graduated from Wrightstown High School in 2010.  At Wrightstown, He was an All-Conference Defensive End for the small school program which has currently made the playoffs for 24 straight years.  Nick chose to attend UW-Madison to pursue his degree in education instead of seeking to play college football.  Nick started coaching football while student teaching in the Madison area.  After moving to La Crosse, Nick joined the Holmen staff and has served as a JV assistant, Varsity Assistant and currently coaches Linebackers and the Offensive line.

Stan Grandt — Varsity Assistant

Stan Grandt graduated from Holmen High School in 2001.  

Brandon Amundson — Varsity Assistant


Drew Dixon — Varsity Assistant


Cody Keenan — Varsity Assistant


Bob Jones — Varsity Assistant


Jason Yusten — Freshmen Coach


Chris Sepich — Freshmen Coach


HS Upcoming Events

Nothing from July 21, 2018 to August 21, 2018.