The Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) has announced its 2023 Hall of Fame Class. The 2022 WFSCA Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 11, starting at 5:00 pm, at the Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells. The public is welcome to attend. Please contact Jeff Agnew at email@example.com to make reservations.
Jane Briehl, Potosi and River Valley
Todd Felch, Mosinee
Bill Greskiw, Burlington Catholic Central
Brian Phelps , Gilman
Potosi and River Valley High School
Presented by her daughters, Taylor Briehl and Emily Briehl
Jane Briehl enters her 29th year as a head softball coach in the state of Wisconsin. Jane started her coaching career at Potosi High School where she was hired in 1994 to teach middle school math and to be the head volleyball and head softball coach. While at Potosi she compiled a softball record of 105-33 in the process of winning 5 conference championships. After seven years, she left Potosi to teach and coach at her alma mater, River Valley, located in Spring Green. During her first year at River Valley, the 2002 softball team took her to the state tournament where they ended the season as state runner-up. Between the years of 2010 and 2022, Jane received nine SWC Coach of the Year Awards and has coached in the WFSCA Softball All-Stars games multiple times. To date, Jane’s teams have won 14 SWC championships, six regional championships, one sectional championship, and one state runner-up. Her current career coaching record is 418-185. Jane has served on the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Board since 2002 in the role of either District Representative or Treasurer and she is currently still volunteering as both. Jane resides in Spring Green, where she and her husband Eric raised two daughters, Taylor and Emily.
Burlington Catholic Central High School
Presented by long-time assistant, Tedd Shellberg
Bill Greskiw took over the Burlington Catholic Central softball program in 1996 and held that position until retiring after the 2018 season. The Hilltoppers were members of WISSA from 1996 till 2000 when they won the State Championship. Their overall record was 354 - 155. They won conference 17 of his 23 years with an overall conference record of 212-33. Their non-conference record, primarily against Southern Lakes teams, was 93-101. They won 16 regional championships, nine sectional championships, made seven state appearances, including two state titles, 2000 and 2004. Bill has had fastpitch schools in Burlington, Waterford, Wilmot, and Woodstock, IL, and has been a pitching coach for 26 years. He has been involved in assisting with the Elkhorn Express, Woodstock Heatwave, South Milwaukee Aces, Kenosha Vipers, and the Lakeland Brat Stop. Bill is married 50 years to Debbie and has two daughters, Shelley, who was an outfielder on Wilmot’s 1995 State Champion team, and Amy who was a 3rd team All-State pitcher for Wilmot. He also has 3 grandchildren, Ben, Anna (pitcher), and Charlie (horseback rider).
Wausau East and Mosinee High School
Presented by Sarah Schueller
Todd Felch started his Fastpitch coaching career at Wausau East before heading up the Mosinee program for 14 seasons. A state championship in 2014 and a runner-up finish in 2018 were the results of 2 state appearances. During his 24 years as head coach he accumulated 367 career wins, 269-73 record at Mosinee, 12 regional championships, 11 consecutive conference titles, 20 all-state players, 8 conference coach of the year honors, and coached WFSCA all-star teams on three occasions. Todd is married to his best friend and soulmate Leslie and has two daughters, Michelle and Savannah, and two stepdaughters, Kelley and Ashley.
Gilman High School
Presented by: wife Kathy, children Kelly and Nick Phelps
Brian Phelps was hired by Gilman Schools to teach Social Sciences, coach wrestling, and coach softball in 1993. Under his leadership, Gilman softball has recorded 390 wins, 12 regional championships, three sectional championships, three state series final four appearances (2002, 2006, 2019), and a conference championship. Brian has coached 54 All-Conference Players, 21 WFSCA All-Stars and has had the honor of coaching six WFSCA All-Star teams. He also has been a WFSCA conference representative since 2012. Prior to arriving in Gilman, Brian began coaching youth ball programs and middle school wrestling in 1980, accumulating 43 years of coaching experience. He has retired from teaching and coaching wrestling, but will continue as head softball coach at Gilman. Brian is married to his best friend and assistant coach, Kathy. They have two children: Kelly and Nick (Melissa). Five grandchildren: Kylie, Jackson, Miayla, Morgen, Davina.