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Inductee Profile

Bonnie Faber


When Bonnie coached her final game for the Rice Lake Girls Softball Team in 2000, she became the winningest coach for total career wins in the history of Rice Lake High School sports. It is a notable distinction she held from 1999 to 2012. She was the first coach of the Warrior’s girls softball team beginning in 1983. In her 18 years as coach, her teams won 215 games against 112 losses; a winning percentage of .657. In her first 7 years of coaching, her teams won 6 Ho’N conference championships. All told she won 7 conference championships, 5 regional championships and gained the sectional finals once in 1998, all against Division 1 schools. Bonnie graduated from Granton high school in 1968 when there were no girls sports. She received her B.A. from UW-Eau Claire in 1973 and her Masters from UW-La Crosse in 1976. After 5 years in Medford, she began her career in Rice Lake in 1981 as a learning disabilities teacher. In addition to coaching the Warrior’s girls softball team, she helped the girls volleyball team for 25 years, either as head coach or as an assistant. Bonnie was a gifted athlete who enjoyed playing fastpitch and slowpitch, most recently in the Rice Lake Slowpitch Association. She retired from teaching in 2006 and is currently living in Rice Lake.

Bonnie Faber
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