The Colorado High School Coaches Association is proud to announce its Hall of Fame class for the year 2022. This is the 58th class to be inducted.
David Adams, Mike Griebel, Jeff Kloster, Carl Krug, and Mike O’Dwyer.
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Inverness Hotel. A reception will be held at 5:00 p.m. with the dinner and induction starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the event may be purchased at the CHSCA web site at www.colohsca.org.
Below is a brief biography of the 5 inductees.
Dave Adams – Tennis – Cheyenne Mountain
The Cheyenne Mountain High School tennis teams under the direction of Dave Adams have been the kingpin in Class 4A tennis three plus decades. The Adams led boy’s teams have captured 18 team state titles under his tutelage since 1987. He has coached the girl’s teams since 2007 and they have been crowned state champs 11 times. In addition to coaching tennis Adams has also filled coaching roles in golf and basketball during his teaching tenure at Cheyenne Mountain High School and Canon City High School, where he began his career in 1979.
Mike Griebel – Football – Heritage & Thomas Jefferson
The current Thomas Jefferson High School Football Coach also had stops at Columbine and Heritage. Griebel started his illustrious teaching and coaching career at Heritage High School in 1983 assisting in Football, Basketball, and serving as a strength coach. He took the head football job in 1995 and led the Eagles to 13 playoff appearances between then and 2013. His 2009 team won the state crown. The feat was repeated again when Thomas Jefferson won the title in the spring of 2021 with an undefeated season.
Jeff Kloster – Boy’s Basketball – Longmont
The name Jeff Kloster is synonymous with Longmont High School Basketball since 1994. Kloster has been at the helm of that program for 27 years and has also served Trojan athletes well assisting in football and baseball. The Trojan basketball teams have qualified for the state tournament in every year that Kloster has been the head coach. His 2018 team won the Colorado 4A State Championship and returned in 2019 to be the runner up. That was the fourth time a Kloster coached team had finished in the runner up position. Kloster is still leading the Trojans courtside and is sure to add to this stellar record.
Carl Krug – Girl’s Basketball – Mitchell & Doherty
The Mitchell High School baseball star completed a stint in the Yankees organization before returning home in 1977 to coach baseball and girl’s basketball at his alma mater. The Krug led baseball Marauders went 176-72 from 1977-1989. They were four time league champions and finished third in the state tourney in 1979. Krug took over the girl’s basketball program at Mitchell in 1978 and led them to an overall record of 186-65 between then and 1989. They won the league championship four times in what was arguably the best stretch in the history of Marauders girls basketball. Krug moved to neighboring Doherty High School for the 1989 -90 season and stayed on through 2000. In that interim the Spartans won state championships is 1992 and 1995 and were runners up in 1993. The team’s overall record during Krug’s stay was 223-32.
Mike O’Dwyer – Football – Limon
The 1980 graduate of Limon High School took over the helm of the storied program in 2002 after serving as an assistant from 1988-2001. O’Dwyer’s work has only improved on the history of the foundation that was laid before him. Limon owns a state record 20 state football championships and six of those have come while O’Dwyer has been the head coach. His teams also recorded a state record winning-streak of 50 consecutive wins. Most recently O’Dwyers team’s put together a streak of 3 consecutive state titles winning in 2018, 2019, and 2020. They returned to the championship game in 2021 and fell only 3-points short of four titles in a row.