Possibilities ... if Deb Hauser replies, please fill us in, coachcc
Surprisingly enough, she did, and confirmed what Travis said. She is no relation. Quite a coincidence though. She said she wishes she was because they are great athletes and great kids.
OK, based on input from WIAC, Bne55, Baller, Travis, yourself coach and myself
this is what I surmise
: The family lived in New London from around 1999-2007 while the father, Dave taught & coached in Winneconne and the mother, Stephanie, was New London's AD during that time. Dave must've commuted the 25 miles, to & fro, each day from New London to Winneconne. Sam & Joey must've attended New London schools. The family moved to Stevens Point in 2007 with Dave becoming the SPASH girls head coach and Stephanie becoming SPASH's AD. The rest, as they say, is history.
If Dave, Stephanie, Sam or Joey come across these ridiculous posts, feel free to put all of us losers out of our misery by filling in the blanks, Thanks!
I decided to do some research on this and came across this UMD newsletter
from 2010 with an alumni update on Dave Hauser on Page 4.
Notable excerpt from the lengthy article which clears up some of this.
In 1993, Dave moved to
Hortonville, WI, where he was a junior high school physical education teacher and basketball coach.
Also, in the fall of 1993, he married, the former, Steph Fermanich sister to UMD teammate Barry
Fermanich. Next up...was West DePere High School, where his lengthy stay kept him there for 5
years. But, the river kept calling his name, and in 1999, Hauser followed the river to Winneconne
High School, where in 2002 he attained a conference championship. As Credence Clearwater Revival
Sang, ?big wheel keeps on turning...rolling on a river? in 2004 to New London, WI.
As Dave was carving a niche as a basketball coach, Steph Hauser had taught and coached at Green
Bay Southwest, Bay Port, and Pulaski. In 2003, Steph switched duties to administration and was
named Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director for New London High School. When the Head Basketball
job opened, it marked the first time that Steph and Dave were educating and coaching in the same
district. Therefore, 12 years elapsed with an extensive, family shuttling system. The time was worth
the wait, however, there were bigger fish to fry. In 2007, Steph was named Athletic Director at
Stevens Point Area Senior High School and Dave accepted an Elementary Physical Education teaching
Through the many travels pursuing their careers Dave and Steph have 3 children Nicki, a sophomore,
Sam, a seventh grader, and Joe, a fifth grader. There lives are a little more settled having everyone in
the same city and school district. The Hauser?s enjoy Stevens Point because of the school districts
size, tradition, and opportunities.