2018 Football Luncheon

Downtown Waterloo Rotary Club

2018 Athletic Awards

     Since 1946 the Waterloo Rotary Club has enjoyed the honor each year to celebrate outstanding performance by high school athletes in the city of Waterloo and surrounding areas. Football coaching staffs at each school in the city nominate a senior MVP from their team. In a secret ballot, area sportswriters make the citywide selection. The winner receives the Glen "Doc" Miller traveling trophy as top player in his sport. The winner is entitled to display the trophy at his school for the next twelve months.


Glen "Doc" Miller Most Valuable Football Player

Donald Patnode, Columbus High School


This regulation-size gold football, mounted on a base, is a travelling trophy given each year by the Downtown Waterloo Rotary to the outstanding player in football in the Waterloo Schools. It is given in memory of an outstanding Rotarian, Glen "Doc" Miller, a great athlete and president of the Waterloo Rotary Club in 1954. "Doc" was captain of the University of Iowa football team in 1923, and a player on the great Iowa teams of 1921-22 which beat Yale.

     Awards are presented at a luncheon attended by Rotarians, the senior players from each of the area teams, their coaches, parents, and honored guests. Scroll down to see pictures of the MVP picks from each school.


72nd Annual Waterloo Rotary Club Football Recognition Luncheon

Presented November 19th, 2018

Honored Guests

Dr. Jane Lindaman, Superintendent of Schools

Dan Huff, District Athletic Director

Columbus Catholic High School - Tom Novotney, Chief Administrator - Daniel Thole, Principal
East High School - Joseph Parker, Principal - Brenton Shavers, Athletic Director
West High School - Andy Miehe, Principal - Dr. Anthony Pappas, Athletic Director

2018 MVP Football Selections

Donald Patnode, Columbus High School - Brody Card, East High School - Noah Susong, West High School


Columbus High School

Tristan Wright, Ben Leibold, Trey Mudd,
Austin Zaputil, Donald Patnode, Kaden Ludwig,
Parker Westhoff
Head Coach: Brad Schmit
Assistant Coaches: Jay Schmit, Eddie Fischer, Mitch Rahm, Jake Van Beisen, Jeff Westhoff

East High School

Kerryon Brown, Griffen Bender, Tavious Jenkins,
Brody Card, Andres Carbajal Vasquez,
Scott Bickel, Kendall Robinson, Austin Snyder,
Zachary Laughlin, Devonte Woods

Head Coach: Xavier Leonard
Assistant Coaches:  Skylar Ahrens, Jesse Gahrrety,
Corey Muhammad, Wilmot Wellington, Reed Pryor, Brandon Reyes

West High School

Tanner Pollock, Mac Pedro, Luke Mastin,
Amel Saric, Zeph Toe, Kenan Kudic,
Richard Morales, Marqualian Collins, Leigham Bard,
Noah Susong, Alex Korzenowski, Brenden Burton, Esido Stuart
Head Coach: Lonnie Moore
Assistant Coaches: Matt Grimm, Nick Roe, David Milder, Stewart Rickert,
Eric Harbaugh, Andrew Robinson, Joe Frost


Special thanks to the 2018 Rotary Football Committee and volunteers.  

Thanks Mason Fromm for photography and webpage.