GREEN BAY - Green Bay Preble High School honored a pair of Hall of Fame coaches on Saturday. They dedicated their track to the late Jack Drankoff and the field at Gauthier Stadium to Pat Prochnow.
Jack Drankoff was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Preble for 43 years. His boys track teams won 27 WIAA regional titles and 16 sectional titles. They placed second at the state track meet twice and won 4 state indoor titles.
The Preble cross country team won 30 conference championships and 33 Brown County championships under Drankoff.
They won the 1984 state title and were runners-up in 1988. He is a member of both the Wisconsin Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Pat Prochnow was a teacher and coach at Preble for 33 years. As a football coach he guided the Hornets to 9 conference championships, 12 WIAA playoff berths, and 4 state semifinals appearances.
As a track and field coach he helped guide the program to 25 regional titles, including 20 in a row. The Hornets also captured 15 sectional championships and 2 state runners-up finishes.
Prochnow is a member of both the Wisconsin Football and Track Coaches Association Hall of Fames.
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