LIVINGSTON — Iowa–Grant honored legendary former football coach Garry Crull prior to Friday’s 49–6 Homecoming victory.
During a pregame dedication ceremony, in front of hundreds of IGHS alumni and former players, the football field was renamed Coach Crull Field, commemorated with a new sign on the scoreboard.
Coach Crull was on hand for the dedication and spent time reminiscing with former players, coaches and co-workers.
Crull was a football coach at Iowa–Grant for 26 years, including 19 as head coach.
He moved to the Iowa–Grant community from Davenport, Iowa with his wife in 1968. He spent his first seven years at IGHS as a varsity assistant coach
As head coach from 1975–1993, Crull led the Panthers to a record of 137–43 (.761), including five undefeated regular seasons in 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988 and 1993. Iowa–Grant won six conference titles and earned five playoff berths during his tenure and reached the state championship three times (1976, 1977, 1979), winning the ’77 Class B (Division 3) state title with a 30–8 victory over Denmark.
Crull was named Wisconsin High School Football Coach of the Year in 1977, and named District Coach of the Year five times. He was an assistant coach of the South Shrine all-star football team in 1980 and was privileged to be named head coach of the South all-stars in 1992.
Crull also coached basketball, track and golf during his 28 years at lowa–Grant High School. He led the Iowa-Grant track team to a second place finish at state in 1970.