It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Head Football Coach Tom Sawyer following the conclusion of the upcoming 2021 football season.
As you know, Tom has been the anchor of Winona State football for more than a quarter of a century and has built one of the winningest and most respected programs in all of college football. Now it’s time to salute Coach Sawyer as one of the greatest football coaches of all time.
With that in mind, the WSU Football Players Association (FPA) is proud to announce the Salute to Coach Sawyer Warrior Football Weekend on homecoming weekend October 7th-9th.
If you were ever a player, coach, teammate, classmate, or co-worker of Coach Sawyer or if you are a current family member, friend or associate of Coach Sawyer we want you to be a part of this 3-day Coach Sawyer football celebration.
Thursday October 7th
Informal Reception (Location TBD)
Friday October 8th
Weather Permitting-Location TBD
All Football Alums Invited
Football HOF Inductees Reggie Johnson & Rich Ernst
Riverport Inn-FPA Membership required*
Saturday October 9th
LIVE BAND-County Line Drive, Burgers & Beverages
The FPA has secured a block of 250 rooms for this event but only for a limited time. If you really understand how many people will be attending this event, you will book a room now as the hotel rooms in Winona will disappear quickly. You can call the Riverport Inn or any of the other hotels listed below and ask for a room from the WSU Football Players Association (FPA).
Express Suits-Riverport Hotel
900 Bruski Dr, Winona, MN 55987
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Winona
925 Bruski Dr, Winona, MN 55987
The Plaza Hotel & Suites
1025 Highway 61 East, Winona, MN 55987
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Onalaska-La Crosse
2614 Midwest Dr, Onalaska, WI 54650•
IMPORTANT: You must be an active member of the FPA in good standing to secure a hotel room from the FPA room block. One room per membership allowed. Hotel reservations made from this block for non-FPA members WILL BE CANCELLED.