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Blugold Hall of Fame
Mike March

Mike March was an NAIA first team All-American defensive back on the Blugolds' 1981 conference championship team. He gained national acclaim that year when he intercepted five passes in a game against UW-Stout. The Blugolds lost their season opener that year, then rebounded with nine straight wins, going unbeaten in conference play. They missed the NAIA playoffs when they were ranked No. 9 in the final poll and the top eight teams advanced to the playoffs.

During his junior season of 1981, March set a school single season record with 10 interceptions. He finished with 17 for his career which still ranks third on the all-time picks list. The 1982 Blugolds finished second in the conference and March was named to the NAIA All-American second team for a season in which he returned two punts for touchdowns.

March also competed two years in track, demonstrating his all-around athletics ability by winning the WSUC outdoor pentathlon in 1983 after placing third indoors. He placed fourth outdoors in 1984 when he also served as a track captain.

March graduated from UWEC with a degree in geography and land management. He is currently substitute teaching and working on his teaching certification in Colorado. He is also a football coach at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs. He and his brother Pete have operated March Enterprises since 1990. They have developed restaurants, bars and clubs for investors from the Caribbean to Hawaii. During the late 1980s, March lived in Lexington, Kentucky, working and training race horses.

Over the years, he has also volunteered as a coach in football, basketball, baseball and track, helping programs in Florida and Colorado from the junior high to the senior high level.

March will join his prep football coach Gordy Schofield as a member of the Blugold Hall of Fame. Schofield, inducted in 1979, coached at Antigo High School where March was an All-State defensive back and helped the Red Robins to a 12-0 record and a state championship in 1978.

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