WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26: Bill Euler is being inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday.

The Mid Island Striders track coach and PE teacher said he felt honored to join other alumni from his school in receiving this recognition.

He said: “I was first nominated three years ago, but I wasn’t chosen. My name came back up this year and they selected me to be inducted. This really means a lot to me.”

Euler was a standout long jumper at the university from 1989 to 1993 and then was on the track and field coaching staff at the school two years immediately after graduation

He was a three-year letter winner the university and won the top jumper award twice.

He was an eight-time national qualifier in the long jump (indoor and outdoor) for Division 3 and three time All-American.

He still holds the university’s indoor and outdoor long jump records. He jumped 24ft 6.5in indoors and 24 ft 11 1/4 in outdoor.

Upon graduation, he assisted coaching with the university which saw Becky Karls become the first woman’s national champion in any sport for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.