Former Kewaunee coach Don Rabas went on the field named in his honor earlier this week one final time.
Rabas passed away on May 28th at the age of 85. According to his obituary, Rabas coached football at Kewaunee for 30 years following a playing career at Northwestern University. He recorded 191 wins, 88 lost, 1 tie, 10 Conference Championships, 11 Second Place finishes, and only 4 losing seasons. From 1968-1971 he posted 28 wins in a row and didn’t give up a single point in 68 straight quarters of play. He also started the track program in Kewaunee in 1963 and remained the head coach until 1975. During Don’s thirteen years as head track coach, Kewaunee won four Conference Championships, six Regional titles and one Sectional Title. Five of those seasons his teams did not compete on a track.
A ceremony honoring Rabas with the field dedication did not take place due to the pandemic and the Storm did not play a home game during the 2021 spring season. During his funeral procession, his hearse was driven onto the field where it went through a tunnel of Ms. Rabas' 6th grade students, the track team and football players.