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Coaches Corner: What it's like to be a new head coach in these difficult times

05/05/2020, 3:30pm CDT
By Travis Wilson

Being a first-year head coach is challenging enough, but to take over a program during these unprecedented and challenging times adds another layer to the equation. We talk with three, first-year head football coaches about their backgrounds, what the process has been like to become a head coach, the challenges they are facing, and what things will be like moving forward.

Joining WSN General Manager Travis Wilson are:

  • Skylar Liebzeit, Green Bay West
  • David Esswein, Kiel
  • Brock Linde, Beaver Dam

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball), inducted to the Richland Center High School Hall of Fame in 2023, and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

For the latest and most up to date football news and recruiting information, follow Travis on Twitter @travisWSN. Email story ideas, recruiting info, etc. to Travis at travis(at)

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