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Dave Zindler, who has led the Waukesha West soccer program to a wave of success, has been hired to take over the boys varsity soccer position at Pewaukee High School. He assumes the helm from Randy Staus, who stepped down from the position after 20 years.

Zindler is a Pewaukee High School English teacher and literacy coach, but he's been on the West sidelines for 24 years. He coached the West boys from 1993-2002 and led them to two conference titles and five sectional finals appearances, as well as a trip to the state tournament in 2002. The Wolverines finished 24-0-2, falling in the state quarterfinals on penalty kicks.

He's been the girls varsity coach at West since 1993 and won five of the past six Classic 8 Conference championships, including three straight. The league has been a powerhouse in recent history, notably with one of the nation's best programs, Catholic Memorial (five consecutive state titles), as well as powerful programs at Arrowhead and Kettle Moraine (state qualifier in 2014 and 2015). Zindler won seven total league crowns, made the sectional finals 13 times and reached the state tournament a staggering nine times in the past 10 seasons. West reached the state final in 2013.

Zindler still intends to coach the girls team at West.