2005 All Star West Coach
1st Assistant Nick Koenigsnecht
Battle Creek Pennfield High School
Coach Koenigsnecht is a 1976 graduate of St. Johns High School where he lettered in football and baseball. Nick received his BA from Michigan State University in 1980 and his Masters in English from Western Michigan University in 1992.
Nick has been coaching football since 1976. Immediately out of high school his former head coach at St Johns High School asked him to coach. Nick coached junior high football for one year, then as a varsity assistant through 1981. He then coached at Lumen Christi High School in Jackson Michigan from 1981 through 1983. Nick then moved to Pennfield High School in Battle Creek and coached JV football from 1984 to 1991. He then served as an assistant varsity coach at Pennfield from 1992 to 1997. Nick became the Varsity Head Coach at Pennfield in 1999 and has served in that position since.
In his six years at Pennfield Nick has compiled a 57 and 11 won-loss record. His teams have won six Kalamazoo Valley Association championships in his six years with a 37 and 1 total won-loss record. In that time his teams have been awarded six KVA sportsmanship titles by rival conference teams. His teams have completed perfect 9 and 0 regular seasons each of the last three years and currently hold a 34 consecutive game regular season winning streak. His teams have participated in the MHSAA playoffs each of his six years and have won two district championships in that time. He has been voted MHSFCA Regional Coach of the Year each of the last three years, 2004, 2003, and 2002.
Nick credits his success as a football coach to the constant support of his family: Rita, his wife of 20 years, daughter, Theresa 16, and daughter, Nicole 9. He also cited the tremendous work of the whole football coaching staff at Pennfield High School for their efforts in building and maintaining a quality football program for the Pennfield community.
“It is a great honor to be selected as a coach of the 2005 All Star game. As I coach the great
athletes of this game I keep in mind the many players I have had the pleasure to coach at Pennfield and I know that they have made this honor possible.”