New scholarship will honor legendary Westside coach
Westside High School and the Westside Foundation are proud to announce the creation of a Coach Lou Miloni Legacy fund, honoring the longtime wrestling coach and cherished educator.
The Westside Foundation has raised more than $60,000 as part of an overall goal of $150,000 to continue to impact the storied program Coach Miloni created at Westside High School. In his 36-years at Westside High, Coach Miloni’s teams earned 16 District Team Championships and 2 Class A State Championships. He also coached 24 individual state champions. Coach Miloni was been inducted into countless Halls of Fame, and his 1976-1977 teams were recently inducted into the Westside Athletics Hall of Fame last Spring.
As both a coach and teacher, Coach Miloni’s impact extended well beyond the mat. He taught perseverance, work ethic, discipline, respect and teamwork, impacting hundreds, if not thousands, of students over the years.
A steering committee spearheaded by the Westside Foundation formed to raise funds to honor Coach Miloni, to continue to endorse his values, and to remind all future wrestlers of the importance of his connection to Westside High School. Money raised as part of the Lou Miloni Legacy Fund will be used to establish an endowed post-high school scholarship in Coach Miloni’s name, to provide an endowed discretionary fund for the current Westside High School wrestling program, and to dedicate and name the WHS wrestling room the Loui Miloni Wrestling Center.
Coach Miloni’s family shared news of the fund and plans at the October 13 varsity football game against Bellevue West.
If interested in donating to the Lou Miloni Legacy Fund, please click here to visit the Westside Foundation website, or email Development Director Terry Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donors will be recognized and donations to the Westside Foundation are tax deductible.