The Fight For Franz group held an event at the Faribault American Legion on Thursday night. 21 speakers came out in Support of Coach Boelter who was recently told he would not be offered a contract to coach at Bethlehem Academy for the 2018 season.

The list of speakers were:

  • Bethany Boelter- former player and Franz's daughter
  • Mark Thompson-lead the prayer
  • Scott Hanson-former B.A. Dean of Students and Football Coach
  • Abbey Samargia- Former B.A. student and athlete , coached with Franz for 12 years
  • Craig Anderson-Activities Director and former Baseball Coach Pine Island High School, serves of Minnesota State High School League of Athletics Board
  • Walt Weaver-colleague and friend
  • Sara Furey- B.A. Parent, on behalf of Nicole Hess
  • Grant Boelter- Franz's son, on behalf of Justin DeGrood
  • Jacob Kuhlman- former player
  • Krystine (Meschke) Kaiser-former player
  • Dr. Kerry Ace- B.A. Parent
  • Jay Reavers- Former B.A. Player and coach, Current coach at Medford
  • Mandy (Zweber) Bruder- former BA athlete
  • Jim Jandro-former student and current parent
  • John Ogle-former student and athlete
  • Vanessa Varley- on behalf of Joe Varley
  • Greg Sayuk- head VB coach at Southwest Christian High School
  • Olivia Nass- current player and a crowd of current players
  • Mark Johnson- former BA parent
  • Jack Ellie
  • Brett Boelter- Franz's son
  • Franz Boelter

You can see pictures and listen to the audio of the event below.