West Point-Beemer coach Keith Eriksen helps former Cadet golfer Shelbie Woerman survey a green. After 10 years as the Cadets’ coach, Eriksen is stepping away.

With a love for golf and desire to help kids succeed, pursuing a career as a high school golf coach was a natural fit for Keith Eriksen.

When West Point-Beemer took a chance on the first-year head coach 10 years ago, Eriksen rewarded them with a decade of success.

Making kids better, not only as golfers but also as people, was the driving force behind that success. For Eriksen, coaching was always about the kids.

Now, Eriksen’s focus will shift to his own kids. In October, Eriksen and his wife (Katie) are expecting twin girls. For that reason, Eriksen made the decision to walk away from coaching for the time being.

While his own family was a priority, Eriksen said he will never forget the relationships he built over the past 10 years as coach for the Cadets.

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