Co Head Coach
Tom Lampe (co-head coach-Varsity Softball) I have been teaching here at Central for 26 years and I have coached a variety of sports: football (1991-2012) where I coached a variety of positions (O-line, linebackers, running backs, offensive and defensive coordinator) at all three levels; track (1991-2003) where I was the boys head coach and I also coached field events (throws, vertical jumps, horizontal jumps); and wrestling (1991-2003) where I was both a varsity and JV coach.
I started in softball in 2007 when I became the freshman coach. I coached at the freshman and Junior Varsity levels until 2011 when Konnie and I assumed the varsity team. Since then, we have won 4 conference titles, made 4 state appearances, won two state titles and a state runner-up. I think I love to coach because it is an extension of the classroom. There is so much you can teach young people about solving problems and working as a group. To be honest, working with students helps to keep me young at heart. I have been truly blessed to be able to work with such wonderful young athletes.
I went to high school at Westosha Central (1979) but back then it was called Salem Central. I received my Bachelor’s degree from U.W.-Parkside (history) and my masters degree from U.W.-La Crosse (education). In my spare time I like to fish, read, play guitar, golf (with my wife Konnie), brew beer and be around friends and family. Konnie and I also like to attend professional sporting events. Konnie and I have been married for 34 years and we have three adult children (Ian, Erin, and Hannah) and seven grandchildren.