Induction Year: 2010
Inducted as a recipient of the Mertz Mortorelli Coaching Achievement Award
Duane Matye was a four-year starter and letterwinner as a Yellowjacket football player, graduating from UW-Superior in 1957. Later, Mr. Matye would coach high school football in
Mr. Matye was football coach at
Upon his retirement from coaching, no school had more state championship appearances. Nine times Mr. Matye's teams won conference championships. All told, Mr. Matye had a career record of 197-103-3 as a head high school football coach, including 14-4 record in playoff competition.
Mr. Matye was chosen to be an assistant coach in the 1982 Shrine All-Star Game. He would man the sidelines again for the game in 1986, but this time served as the head coach.
In addition to football, Mr. Matye was also a distinguished track and field coach. He coached 13 conference championship teams, including a stretch of 11 in a row. His teams won five regional track championships and two sectional titles. Mr. Matye also coached two state champions, one individual the two-mile and a team in the 1600-meter relay.
Mr. Matye's wife, Arlene, is also an alumna of UW-Superior.