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KAUKAUNA — Dave Hash, a longtime Kaukauna High School boys volleyball and baseball coach, died Oct. 5, 2023 at age 92, from pancreatic cancer in the care of Theda Care Hospice.

From 1963-1982 the volleyball teams coached by Hash qualified for the state tournament 13 times, winning eight of the program’s nine state titles.

Hash was honored Friday with a moment of silence before Kaukauna’s homecoming game against Kimberly.

In 1957, he was hired by Kaukauna High School where he taught PE and, through the years, coached a variety of sports including head baseball coach for 10 years, according to his online obituary.

Hash was a highly respected volleyball coach within the conference and across the state.

To honor his coaching success, the Kaukauna High School Boys Volleyball program named their yearly tournament the Dave Hash Invitational, which he attended as often as he was able.

Hash’s greatest legacy as a coach, according to his obituary, was the relationships he created with the members of his teams.

You could give him a name and Dave could tell you if they played baseball or volleyball, the years they played, position they played, and their strengths as a player.

They were forever a part of his life and spending time with them was one of his greatest joys.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Outagamie County Humane Association, Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit

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By staff