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FLASHBACK: 1963 – Raiders name Greco, Gilbert assistant coaches

(NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Sunday, June 9, 1963, Racine Sunday Bulletin.)

FlashbackRacine Raiders rounded out their coaching staff for the 1963 season by adding Warren Greco and Harry Gilbert to work with new head coach Jimmy Haluska.

This gives the Racine entry in the Central States Football League a completely new coaching array. Haluska took over for Frank Schinkowitz, who retired on advice of his doctor. Greco and Gilbert will coach the line, a chore handled in recent years by veteran Orv Dermody. Haluska will concentrate on the backs.

A Madison native, Gilbert prepped at West High, then attended the University of Wisconsin, playing guard and linebacker on teams coached by Ivy Williamson, now the UW athletic director.

At Southern Colony

Gilbert, 34, is a recreation therapist at Southern Wisconsin Colony at Union Grove. During his service days, Gilbert helped coach regimental football teams for two years.

Greco, who will be 25 years of age on June 23, won four letters as a guard at St. Norbert College. The former St. Catherine’s student coached Shullsburg High last year before joining the St. Catherine staff as a history teacher and assistant football coach.

Neither Greco nor Gilbert are married.