Dennis Olejniczak
Dennis Olejniczak
For the tenth time, Decorah baseball coach Dennis Olejniczak has been named the Class 3A northeast district coach of the year by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA).

The 45th annual IHSBCA banquet was held Saturday, Jan. 26.

Olejniczak led the Vikes to a second place finish at the Class 3A state baseball tournament in July.

Other Class 3A coaches honored were Andy Osborne, Sioux City Heelan, west district; Byron Peyton, Dallas Center-Grimes, central district; Nathan Miller, Washington, southeast district. The overall Class 3A coach of the year is Peyton.

Olejniczak is second in the nation in wins with a 1,294-491-2 career mark. He is behind only Kee High's Gene Schultz. Last year Olejniczak led the Vikes to a 28-11 mark. He will be back in the coach's box this spring for his 50th season