2006 All Star Coach West
Head Coach Joe Keglovitz
Lowell High School
Coach Keglovitz is a graduate of Croswell-Lexington HS where he lettered in football, track, and powerlifting. He received his bachelor’s degree from CMU in 1987. While attending CMU, he coached football at Mt. Pleasant HS and provided color commentary on the CMU football television network. He completed an MA in teaching at Wayne State University.
He was hired by the Port Huron as a teacher and since there were no coaching openings, coached football at Memphis HS. After two years, he returned to Croswell-Lexington as a teacher and head football coach. Croswell-Lexington had not won a championship and had only 7 winning records since 1948. In Keglovitz’s second year, the Pioneers went 6-3. In his 3rd year they were a perfect 9-0, earned the first championship in half a century, and made the first trip to the playoffs in school history. During his five years as a head coach at Croswell-Lexington, the Pioneers won 3 league titles, made three playoff appearances, and set school records for offense and defense. Coach Keglovitz also coached track and basketball. He and his staff earned several county, area, regional, and state coaching awards. After leaving Croswell-Lexington, Coach Keglovitz was hired at Lowell High School. While there, he has been a part of an outstanding staff that won the division 2 state championship in 2002 and the division 3 state championship in 2004.
Coach Keglovitz credits his success to his wife, Kimberly, and sons, Troy (14) and Tyler (12). He acknowledged the outstanding coaching staffs he has been a part of at Croswell-Lexington, Memphis, Mt. Pleasant, and Lowell and thanked the student- athletes for their work and dedication during his career. In addition, several coaches have proved pivotal in his career including Harvey Vermeesch, Gene LaFave, John Blankenship, Bill Brown, and Noel Dean. He said, “I would like to thank the coaches association for allowing me this opportunity. I am completely humbled by this experience.”