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Coach K holds up the trophy
Marquette University High School announces that Keith Klestinski will coach his final season of football in fall 2024, following a remarkable tenure of teaching and coaching at the school for more than three decades.
Coach Klestinski has dedicated 35 years of service to Marquette University High School, leaving an indelible mark on its football and track and field programs with three state titles. He will continue to teach in the science department at the school through the 2024-2025 school year. In his 27-year coaching tenure, Klestinski has helmed the football team for the last four seasons, including the 2023 Division 1 state title championship.
Under his leadership, the Hilltoppers football team achieved a 28-16 record and a 9-2 playoff record. Beyond football, Klestinski’s legacy includes a 29-year tenure as a track and field coach, with 20 years as head coach. He retired from track and field coaching in 2014 after leading his teams to WISAA State Championships in 1999 and 2000, and a WIAA Division 1 State Runner-up title in 2010.
His leadership also garnered 5 WIAA Sectional Championships and 11 Greater Metro Conference Titles. Klestinski focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual development of both the team and individual athletes, coaching 4 All-State, 2 All-State Honorable Mentions, 47 All-Conference, and 6 All-Star game selections.
He has been recognized for his coaching excellence, receiving the Greater Metro Conference Assistant Coach of the Year award in 2016. As Klestinski prepares to close this chapter of his career, Marquette University High School extends our gratitude for his unwavering dedication, mentorship, and contributions to the school's academic, pastoral and athletic programs. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of Hilltoppers.

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