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Old 05-21-18, 05:06 PM
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Coach Ken Haupt - RIP 5/20/18

Former Elder Head Coach Ken Haupt passed away yesterday. An excellent coach and a great man.

He was Elder's head coach for the 1969 - 1974 football seasons.


Dear Elder Community:

Just received from the Haupt's:

Good morning. It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this last update. Dad passed away peacefully last evening around 7p surrounded by his family. Please know that we were able to share many of the thoughts and prayers you have sent over the past few days before he passed. I know he was able to feel the love and support.

From our entire family, thank you for always having Mom and Dad in your thoughts and prayers during this long battle with two different cancers. Your support has been amazing.

Sincerely,
Judy, Ken, Patty and Tim
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Old 05-21-18, 10:35 PM
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Rest in peace Coach. You were the first EHS football coach I knew and you inspired many young men in my class.
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Old 05-22-18, 02:13 PM
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Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Coach Haupt.

Kenneth Raymond Haupt

Kenneth R. Haupt, 76, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away after a long fight against pancreatic cancer. He was born on January 22, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Raymond and Alberta Haupt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Judy Haupt; son, Ken (Ann) Haupt; daughter, Patty (Leigh) Evans; son, Tim (Marcella) Haupt; grandchildren, Kailey Evans, Kortni Haupt, CJ Haupt, Michael Haupt, Mandy Haupt, Bailey Evans.

Ken was one of the winningest high school football coaches in the State of Indiana. During his 37-year career as a Head Coach, he compiled a record of 216-124-2. During that time, he was a motivator, teacher and coach to the young men at three different high schools: Elder High School in Cincinnati, OH (7 years), Merrillville High School in Merrillville, IN (9 years) and Southport High School, Indianapolis, IN (17 years).

He was inducted into the Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame in June 2003, led Southport to a Sectional Championship in 1985 and a trip to the Class 5A semi-state game in 1990. In 1976, Haupt led the Merrillville Pirates over Indianapolis Cathedral to win the Class AAA State Football Championship.

Haupt was voted Coach of the Year in two states during his career. In 1976 and 1985 the Indiana Football Coaches Association voted him the Coach of the Year. In 1972, the Ohio Football Coaches Association voted him Coach of the Year and in 1973 named him to coach the West All Star Team in Cincinnati, OH. During his coaching career, Haupt coached over 200 young men who continued their careers at both the college and professional levels.

In 2017, Ken was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award is the highest honor, which the Governor of Indiana bestows. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11 a.m. with calling from 10 a.m. at St. Roch Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Ken be made to either St. Roch Catholic Church, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Coach Haupt and his wife were honored at a reception at Elder High School last June 2017. Here are photos of the coach and some of his former players and students.

https://www.facebook.com/10985637956...type=3&theater

http://www.coach-haupt.team/elder/index.html

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Coach Haupt and his wife were honored at a reception at Elder High School last June 2017. Here are photos of the coach and some of his former players and students.

https://www.facebook.com/10985637956...type=3&theater

http://www.coach-haupt.team/elder/index.html
I am so glad they thought to do that while he was still able to enjoy it. There are a lot of familiar faces in those pictures.
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Old 05-24-18, 10:04 AM
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From this mornings Enquirer

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/spo...upt/637334002/


Elder High School Remembers Coach Ken Haupt

WEST PRICE HILL – Ken Haupt, the sixth head football coach in Elder High School history from 1969-1974, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 76 years old.

In six seasons with the Panthers, Haupt went 46-12-2, but his legacy isn’t about a winning percentage or league titles.

Occasionally, a coach’s impact can still be felt long after the last play when all that’s left of a season are memories.

Bruce Broxterman, a 1972 Elder grad, was on Haupt’s first three Elder teams and a captain in 1971.

“Elder was his first head job,” said Broxterman. “He had been the offensive coordinator at Roger Bacon under Bron Bacevich.”

Ken Kerley, a 1965 Elder grad, was an assistant coach under Haupt for four years at Elder.

“He coached with Bron Bacevich … that’s the way he learned,” said Kerley. “It’s funny because I learned like that from Ken Haupt. He was my mentor.”

Broxterman said: “Coach Haupt was a big force in my life. I played for him for three years and we got very close as a result of that. He was intense. He was probably the most knowledgeable football guy I’ve ever been around. He knew every position and that first year I think he tried to coach every position. He was all over the field. He was incredible.”

In a short period of time, Haupt made a lasting impression on those he coached.

Broxterman said Haupt was constantly delivering inspiration through sayings that may sound, in retrospect, like clichés, “but those things are burnt into you and become a part of who you are. When I look back on my life, college was important to me, I got a great education and I had a great athletic experience in college, but the stuff that really forms you is right there in high school. Elder really is a special place and the experience under Ken Haupt for three years was intense and it was long-lasting.

“It branded me for the rest of my life in a positive way, making me a harder worker, more demanding of myself and the people around me. The other part I can’t get away from is he made me into a leader for the first time in my life. That’s huge and that carries with you forever.”

Words like “demanding” and “tough” keep coming up as Broxterman remembers his high school coach, but he also remembers another side.

“The classic story is there was certainly a softer side,” said Broxterman. “He was a huge family guy. One of the things he did for us, each senior, was he created (by hand) a wooden silhouette of a photo from your senior year in uniform and gave each of the guys that. He did that with his own time and his own money.

“He had this soft side to him but at the same time, he was demanding. He wasn’t gonna let you get by. He was always gonna make sure whether it was a practice or a game that you were doing everything you could to be successful. He was driven by achieving that success – it wasn’t a personal thing or a career thing so much as it was ‘that’s why you’re there, that’s what you’re supposed to do.’ He became a guiding force in a lot of guys’ lives.”

Compared to wins and losses, relationships and the lessons that come with them are far more relevant.

“You don’t realize you’re having that kind of impression on them,” said Kerley. “You don’t realize that what you’re saying will probably stick with them for years.”

After he left Elder, Haupt went to coach in Indiana for three decades. He won a state championship with Merrillville in 1976 and was eventually inducted into the Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

“It’s a loss,” Broxterman said. “He had his hand on the shoulder of a lot of young men at Elder High School.”
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