Inducted in 2022
Coach Oholendt was inducted as a coach into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2022.
Jack was part of the SHS staff from 1974 to 1995.
Coach Oholendt is receiving the Coaching Award for the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2022.
Jack graduated from Bellevue High in 1968. During his time at Bellevue, he was part of the State Championship football team in 1967 and is an inductee in their Hall of Fame as a team member. He attended Kansas State Teachers College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Science of Education in 1972. He was a starter as an outside linebacker and named to the RMAC All Conference for that position. He was team captain in 1971. Jack also completed his master’s in education from UNO in 1980.
Jack started coaching while student teaching at Bellevue High in 1972. He then taught at Lewis & Clark Middle school in 1973 and was their defensive coordinator.
He started at South High in 1974 teaching physical education and coaching JV wrestling and reserve football. He was also the varsity team defensive coordinator from 1975-76. He became varsity head coach in 1977 and held that position through 1995. In his second year at South the students voted him Teacher of the Year. He was also the O Club (formerly Letterman's Club) sponsor from 1987-1992. Jack helped coach the South team to metro champions in 1976. As head coach, he led the team to district champions in 1983 and 1984. He was named the Metro Football Coach in 1977 and took the team to the state playoff quarter finals in 1983. Jack was also named as an assistant Shrine Bowl coach in 1983 and was named as the head Shrine Bowl coach in 1985.
Former South players that Jack coached and who were drafted into the NFL include Dave Rimington, Mike Hooks, Gene Cullinane, Vershawn Jackson and Chris Bober. Jack now calls these five former students as his respected friends. He also mentioned 47 other student athletes that he helped coach and who left an impression on him.
Jack’s coaching continued after he left South. He has been an integral part of successful football seasons at Burke, Millard South, Papillion LaVista, and Bellevue West. He was a special honoree in 2005 at the Rimington Trophy Presentation and was a representative at the Metro Coaches Association tribute to Frank Solich.
While coaching, Jack received the following certifications: American Council on Exercise as a personal strength and conditioning trainer, TRX group instructor, Certified Exercise Development Specialist; National Football Academies Certified QB Coach, R4 Offensive Systems Certified, Achieve QB Academy Coach (12 years).