PFLUGERVILLE (FanstandATX) — Charles Kuempel, a legendary football coach at Pflugerville High School, died Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident.
Williamson County officials reported a fatal single-car wreck just before 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon along County Road 458 near Coupland. The wreck remains under investigation. 85-year old Kuempel lost his life in the crash.
Kuempel coached the Pflugerville Panthers to a 55-game winning streak – a national record at the time – between 1958 and 1962. Kuempel and the Panthers also scored district championships in 1955, and bi-district championships in 1963 and 1964.
Kuempel and members of the 1958-1962 teams were honored on the 55th anniversary of that record streak earlier this month at The Pfield, Pflugerville ISD’s new district-wide stadium. The on-campus stadium at Pflugerville High School, used for varsity competition until the opening of The Pfield, was named in Kuempel’s honor.
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Kuempel is survived by his wife Gloria, three sons, and seven grandchildren.