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Former WARRIORS Linebacker MADLAND to Receive
Distinguished Service Award

Wally Madland


Winona State University announces Walton “Wally” Madland as a Distinguished Service Award recipient, and will be honored on Saturday October 21st at 6pm following the WARRIORS homecoming football game vs. Wayne State. Madland graduated from WSU with a BS in teaching in 1967. While in school, he played linebacker on the WSU football team and served as a graduate assistant coach for WSU’s wrestling and football teams. Madland received his master’s in education administration in 1972, then worked for 14 years as an elementary and middle school principal. He obtained his specialist degree in education administration and also served as an adjunct professor in the University of Wisconsin system. He later transitioned to a role as a sales executive with a national commercial roofing contractor, living in Harrisburg, Pa., for 17 years.

Madland is currently on the WSU Football Players Association (FPA) Board of Director’s and has served on the Alumni Society Board for eight years, and held the role of President for four years. He is a Cornerstone Society member, and started the Joan Kangel Madland Cheerleading Scholarship to honor his late wife (also a WSU alumnus and a teacher for 34 years). Madland also spearheaded a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund drive to pay tribute to Coach Robert (Bob) Keister, longtime football and track coach at WSU, and works closely with the committee that coordinates the annual football dinners.

FPA President Scott Opfer says, “Wally was a great football player on the field and he’s a great man off the field. His leadership and generosity have helped countless students and organizations at WSU, making it a better place for all of us. He really deserves this award and his football family salutes him.”
Every fall, the Winona State University Alumni Society recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and community members for accomplishments in their careers and contributions they have made to WSU and their communities, living the university’s mission to improve the world.

New Game Day Experience & Parking

Gameday Experience and Parking

Warrior Nation!

The Winona State Football Players Association (FPA) is proud to lead the way in the new layout of the Warrior Football Game Day Experience, including significant changes in the tailgate area and parking.

Now the tailgate, Warrior Walk and festivities will be centered on Johnson Street with a straight shot thru the new tunnels and into the football stadium. Please review the tailgate map and be sure to secure your season parking pass. With the new tunnels and closed streets on game day, parking for tailgating will be at a premium. The FPA is 100% Warrior Football, 100% of the time. Registration in the FPA is open to former WSU football players, coaches and support staff with social memberships offered to footballfriends and family.

Click the links below for full details of the Game day Experience and Parking and to reserve your Parking Pass for 2017!

Tailgate & Parking Info

Parking Pass Reservation Form

Download the Parking Pass form. Save it to your computer, fill out the form and submit it back to us via Email, Snail Mail, or fax.

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Warrior Club Doubles Down on Warrior Football

The Winona State Warrior Club is currently offering a “dollar for dollar” match for every scholarship dollar gifted to specific endowed scholarships up to $40,000. provides matching gifts to a small group of endowed scholarships that have been previously approved by the Warrior Club Board of Directors. The Warrior Club will match all gifts up to $40,000 (total matching funds available) in 2017-2018 when gifts are made to any of the following endowed scholarships:

Madeo & Rosemary Molinari Student-Athlete Scholarship
Larry & Serena Holstad Athletic Scholarship
John & Mia Martin Athletic Scholarship
Myron Smith Football Scholarship
“Warrior Football” Scholarship

The Warrior Club is a strong advocate of growing the fund balances in our endowed scholarships to help ensure the future of student-athlete scholarships at Winona State University. Your gift of $50, $100, etc. will be matched dollar for dollar by the Warrior Club….if your company has a matching gift program….those will also be matched. To make a gift to the Warrior Club Matching Gift Program, simply click the Give Back Tab.

Give Back

Inaugural Gathering
Inaugural Gathering
Inaugural Gathering

Membership Drive 2017

Membership costs begin at only $20 and includes a variety of different benefits.
RSVP for the whole weekend with the link below. Or send us an email at info@opfer.com

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Warriors Stadium Project

Efforts are underway for the renovation and expansion of the football stadium and new, indoor complex. As presented the facilities would include a wrap around bowl design, locker rooms, classrooms, event center, indoor track, artificial turf training field and much more. Details are on the way…stay tuned! To see the whole plan click the link below.

Future Stadium Plan

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