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Area coaching legend passes away at 93

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Area coaching legend Jack Streidl, who passed away Monday at the age of 93.  Photo and design by Anne Goodrich.
Area coaching legend Jack Streidl, who passed away Monday at the age of 93. Photo and design by Anne Goodrich.

(PLAINWELL, MI)(WKZO) - Jack Streidl, who led his beloved Plainwell Trojans as the head football coach for four decades, passed away Monday at his home.  Streidl was 93.  He began his career as head coach in Plainwell in 1945, and retired in 1985.  Streidl was the first Michigan high school football coach to win 200 games at one school.  In 1975, the football field in Plainwell was named Streidl Field in his honor, and was re-dedicated in 2008.   Until recently, Streidl was a familiar face at the Trojans' home games, and a little less than a month ago, a crowd of admirers gathered at Streidl's home, singing the Plainwell fight song.  Funeral arrangements are to be determined.

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