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A Defensive Coordinator who has worked with hitmen for 8 seasons

About Chris Lidwin

To me, football is everything! I can't hold a conversation without somehow including the sport of football. I've played organized football for 15 years, ranging from middle school up to semi pro. After an All Area and All Conference career at Greenfield HS, I attended Concordia University WI. It was at CUW where I accepted the fact that a 5'9", average speed, white kid has to depend on technique rather than speed and quickness to play defensive back at the college level. I studied the game, watched tons of film, and improved on skills that would make up for my lack of speed and height. I guess it paid off. After college, I was introduced to semi pro and played 2 seasons with the Badger St Vikings. While with Badger St, I developed many new friendships and helped open the door to semi pro football in Milwaukee. At that time, the Racine Raiders were your only option if you wanted to play minor league ball. About 20 of us branched off to form the Milwaukee Marauders. My playing days with the Marauders lasted only 2 years, but not before earning several league awards at DB. After learning that I have developed a serious joint condition, I've decided to hang 'em up and start a new chapter, COACHING. I never wanted to retire from playing, and still want to go back doing what I loved to do, but I physically couldn't continue to play at a high level.
My coaching career began in 1999, where I was a JV coach at Greenfield HS. Before the second season, I moved up through the ranks to Varsity as program DB coach. After 3 seasons at GHS, I was offered a position back at Concordia as DB coach. This was the most demanding season I've ever been apart of. It was a 7-day-a-week job, but was well worth it!! Coach Gabe taught me all the important parts of coaching, including film breakdown, gameplanning, and team unity. Due to my teaching schedule, I had to leave Con U after one season, but continued coaching the following season at Pius XI, where I was the program DB coach and JV defensive coordinator. Working under State Champion Carry Venne, I developed my defensive philosophy. I also had the opportunity to coach fellow Hitmen, Andrew Janatis and Tony Saglin. Again, due to a scheduling conflict and the fact that Coach Venne left Pius, I moved on to strictly coaching semi pro. Following my playing career, I continued to coach the Marauders for 3 seasons. Former Hitmen QB Matt Kufahl introduced me to Muskego and the rest was history. I am entering my sixth season with the Hitmen and has been a blast!! This is a very special team and has plenty of potential for this upcoming season. I can't wait to work with all the new talent that we picked up and am looking forward to another successful season!!

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HS AttendedGreenfield
College AttendedConcordia University WI
Joined2006

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Chris Lidwin
on: 13 May 2009 2:07 p.m.
let's make this merge work!
Steve Miick
on: 18 May 2009 9:25 p.m.
did you just post to yourself? are you skitso? merge your personalities you mean?
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