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Rotary Person of the Year: Coach Geier

1:01 PM, Mar. 28, 2013  |  Comments
Kewaunee High School girls basketball coach Lynn Geier will be honored as the Kewaunee Rotary Club's Person of the Year on May 19.
Kewaunee High School girls basketball coach Lynn Geier will be honored as the Kewaunee Rotary Club's Person of the Year on May 19.

She has consecutive state championships under her belt, and now Lynn Geier has been selected as the Kewaunee Rotary Club's Person of the Year for 2013.

The Kewaunee girls basketball coach will be honored at the club's annual Person of the Year banquet May 19 at Beverly Gardens, 5911 Pine Grove Road, Denmark.

Tickets at $30 each are available from Baylank Bank, Union State Bank or any Rotarian.

The club provided this biography of its honoree:

Lynn Mary (Wautlet) Geier, who was the fifth of eight children, was born Jan. 1, 1961, to the late Vernon and Loretta Wautlet. She grew up in the town of Lincoln and was raised on the family farm that her two older brothers still own and operate. Lynn attended school in the Luxemburg-Casco School District, graduating from L-C High School in 1979.

Lynn worked at Algoma Hardwoods from 1980 to 1999, serving as a plant supervisor for the last nine years of her tenure. In 1999, she made a career change for family reasons, taking a production manager position with QualiT Screening in Luxemburg, where she still works.

Lynn married Jeff Geier in May 1987, and they live in the town of Carlton. They have two daughters, Nicole and Brooke. Nicole graduated from Kewaunee High School in 2012 and is completing her freshmen year at St. Norbert College. Brooke is finishing eighth grade at Kewaunee Middle School. Lynn's family are members of St Therese Parish in Pilsen.

Lynn started her girls basketball coaching career at Holy Trinity Catholic Grade School in Casco, where she coached from 1982 to 1985. In 1986, she assumed the role of junior varsity coach at Kewaunee High school before moving into the head coaching position in 1989. During her first tenure at the head coaching position from 1989 to 1994, Kewaunee earned three conference championships and two sectional appearances. Lynn received the Northeast Wisconsin Coach of the year award in 1991, presented to her by the legendary coach Dick Bennett.

After coaching out the season in 1994 and expecting her first child, Lynn resigned from the head coaching position . During this time she assumed a coaching position for two years at Holy Rosary School and also took on a varsity assistant role coaching under Teresa Teske Bortolini which lasted until 2002.

After the 2002 season Lynn resigned as the assistant varsity coach to coach her daughter Nicole's class from third grade through their high school graduation. Lynn came back for a second round as the head varsity coach for Kewaunee High School in 2008. Since then Kewaunee has earned three Packerland Conference titles and three trips to the state tournament, where Kewaunee brought home the state runner-up trophy, the silver ball in 2011, and then in 2012 and 2013, the Storm earned back-to-back Division 3 state champions, bringing home the gold ball.

Her dedication and effort in leading the Kewaunee Storm girls varsity basketball team, led to Lynn being named All-Area Coach of the Year in 2011 and Fox 11 Prep Spotlight Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

Lynn also has helped coach her daughter Brooke's tourney teams since Brooke was in second grade .

Lynn is proud to have been one of the original members who founded and helped organize the Kewaunee Youth Basketball Association, in which she is still an active participant. In a time when budget cuts were occurring, Lynn coordinated and organized the fifth- and sixth-grade basketball league programs through the KYBA. She also helped to organize and start the youth basketball programs such as the Skills & Drills program that occurs in the spring and summer months.

She was a member of the Kewaunee High School new mascot committee organization in 2009-10. Lynn is an active member and coach of the Tisch Mills youth softball program since 2002. She donates to and volunteers for a variety of other organizations within the community and other areas.

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