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Edward "Coach" Krystosek Memorial Scholarship


The 2023 Edward "Coach" Krystosek Memorial Scholarship was
presented to Kale Geiser.

Ed Krystosek spent the majority of his career at Lincoln High School. With strict rules, challenging assignments, high expectations for behavior and a pure love of what he was doing, he taught all students and athletes many valuable life lessons on respect, dedication and integrity. He retired from Lincoln as a 31-year educator of social studies and history, and a 13-year wrestling coach.

Ed was a man of great character. He took pride in his work, showed patience in times of difficulty and spoke with honesty. He was a faithful man that lived passionately, shared knowledge graciously and asked insightful questions. He was grateful for all things, most especially to wake up in the morning and be able to say, “I’m here for another day.” In his stories, he could make the plain-old seem extraordinary because that’s what it actually was.

Ed and his wife Patricia, raised five children all of whom are graduates of Lincoln High School, Sharon (‘80), Mary (‘82), Sarah (‘85), Edward (‘90), and Simon (‘95).   This scholarship was established by Sharon and John (’76) Larson to honor their father and friend.

This scholarship will be awarded to a Lincoln High School graduate who is active in the wrestling program and will be continuing their education.


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