Coach Eddie Kriwiel
|Team||Wichita State University|
|Born||September 8, 1926|
|Died||December 2, 2007|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Edward Adam "Eddie" Kriwiel (September 8, 1926 – December 2, 2007) was a college football and high school Head Football and Golf coach. He is a member seven Hall's of Fame (HOF):
- Tilden Tech High School HOF, in Chicago, Ill.
- Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School HOF.
- The Kansas Sports HOF.
- The Kansas State High School Activities Association HOF.
- The Kansas Golf HOF.
- The Wichita State University "Shocker" Sports HOF and the
- Wichita Sports HOF.
Kriwiel He was a premiere figurehead in Kansas high school sports for many years.
At Tilden Tech High School, a public school in Chicago, Illinois Kriwiel was the captain of the undefeated high school football team. They won the Chicago City Championship, pitting the champions of the public school league against the champions of the private school league in front of 68,000 fans at Soldier Field. Four of his high school teammates went on to play at Notre Dame for Frank Leahy, but it was Kriwiel who was named “Most Valuable Player” of the team.
As a player, Kriwiel attended The University of Wichita (what now is called Wichita State University) in 1947, where he started for the Shockers at quarterback. He holds several school records, and he led the Shockers to Raisin Bowl and Camellia Bowl appearances. He was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Wichita State University
Kriwiel was the 28th head college football coach for the Wichita State University Shockers located in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for the 1968 season. His coaching record at Wichita State was 0 wins, 10 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 33rd at Wichita State in terms of total wins and 33rd at Wichita State in terms of winning percentage.
|September 21, 1968||West Texas A&M||Canyon, Texas||0–26|
|September 28, 1968||Utah State||Logan, Utah||0–38|
|October 5, 1969||Drake||Wichita, Kansas||23–26|
|October 12, 1968||Colorado State University||Wichita, Kansas||0–26|
|October 19, 1968||University of Cincinnati||Wichita, Kansas||27–40|
|October 26, 1968||Louisville||Wichita, Kansas||14–21|
|November 9, 1968||New Mexico State University||Las Cruces, New Mexico||21–47|
|November 16, 1968||University of Memphis||Memphis, Tennessee||18–40|
|November 23, 1968||North Texas||Wichita, Kansas||6–44|
|November 28, 1968||University of Tulsa||Tulsa, Oklahoma||7–23|
High school football
Kriwiel was more successful at the High School ranks. Prior to coching at WSU, Kriwiel was the head coach at Wichita West HS for 14 years, leaving there with a 33 game winning streak. After coaching in college, Kriwiel spent the rest of his career coaching Football and Golf and serving as the Athletic Director at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita. Kriwiel won 297 games as a high school football coach and his teams had just two losing seasons in 36 years. His teams played in 12 state championship games and won 9.
High school golf
Kriwiel was also highly successful as a high school golf coach at Kapaun-Mt. Carmel. Since 1969 his teams won 20 state titles and 28 top-four finishes. While unofficial, this is believed by many to be a national record.