2000 David Rohrer  Waupun.gifDavid Rohrer was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the oldest of six children. He is a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School where he participated in football, basketball, wrestling and baseball. Dave earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point in 1965 and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1973.

In 1965 Dave began teaching and coaching in the Waupun Jr. and Sr. High Schools, where he remained until his retirement in the spring of 2000. During his years in the Waupun School District he coached a variety of sports, namely football, volleyball, golf and softball, each for a limited time. It was wrestling to which he was committed as assistant and head coach for the entire 35 years.

As head coach from 1969 to 1987, Waupun compiled a 161-52-4 record. His teams won seven Wisconsin Little Ten Conference championships, seven regional championships and three sectional championships. During this period, Waupun had 37 state qualifiers and 12 state place-winners.

Dave feels that his 1983-84 season was his most memorable. It was the only year that his sons, Steve, a senior and Scott, a freshman wrestled on the same varsity team. That year Waupun wont he WLT conference championship, the regionals and sectionals and both Steve and Scott qualified for the state tournament. Steve went on to place fifth at 126 pounds.

Dave also enjoys officiating, having been a WIAA official for wrestling for the last 32 years, and a volleyball official for the past 13 years.

Dave has a wife, Sandy who is an elementary teacher of gifted and talented students in the Waupun School District. He also has three children, Sherri, Steve and Scott. Sherri, at the time of her death in 1989, was a teacher and coach at Slinger High School. Steve currently works in sales in Madison and Scott and his wife, Wendy live in Helena, Alabama where they just had Dave and Sandy's first grandchild, Ian Raines Rohrer. Scott currently teaches math and coaches football and varsity wrestling.