Football has been a large part of the life of the Kaczor family for many years. The name "Kaczor" has also been a constant when it comes to Tech Football at all levels. Ruth Kaczor completed her final season as a youth football coach in the Tech youth football program.
Fears of concussions and other serious injuries are contributing to declining participation in youth football programs across Minnesota. The declines range from about a fifth in some programs to as much as a third over the last five years, reflecting a national trend.