By Adam Roberts – 4/29/2021
I think it was in either late 2017 or early 2018, but at some point in that window I did a write up for our old website on the work of Winona State head football coach Tom Sawyer, half because it was an interesting piece and the Warriors were doing well at that time, and half because I wanted to use half the article making Rush references.
Looks like coach Sawyer won’t be living in the limelight much longer, at least not for Winona State.
Saywer announced earlier this week that the 2021 season will be his last coaching the Warriors. The announcement ends a 25 year coaching career in which Winona State was consistently a player in the NSIC, amassing a 190-86 record. Coach Sawyer was no stranger to accolades of the physical kind, either; he was named the NSIC football Coach of the Year five times.
In the most recent iteration of Winona State football, the Warriors went 8-4 and played in their third Mineral Water Bowl. They begin Coach Sawyer’s final campaign September 2nd against Concordia-St Paul.