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Tobias “Toby, Coach G” Golembiewski
Tobias “Toby, Coach G” Golembiewski
Tobias “Toby, Coach G” Golembiewski

Tobias "Toby, Coach G” Golembiewski, age 56, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.  He was born on May 11, 1968 the son of Jerome and Kathleen (Clark) Golembiewski.  He graduated from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI.  Toby then went on to UW Platteville where he received a degree in Physical Education.  His summers during high school and college were spent working security for Summerfest and the Milwaukee Brewers, experiences that allowed him to forge lasting friendships and even led to a cameo in the movie "Major League." On May 8, 1999, Toby married the love of his life, Jodi Wolfe, in Madison, WI.

Coach G was a Physical Education teacher in Orangeville, where he also served as past athletic director and Assistant Softball Coach. His 16-year tenure coaching football in Orangeville was marked by his unwavering commitment to his players and the sport. Coach G’s coaching journey continued at Monroe High School, where he led the team to a state championship in 2022, a crowning achievement made all the more special with his father by his side on the field. He also coached at UW-Platteville and even ventured overseas to serve as a Player Coach for the Arlanda Jets in Sweden.  His knowledge of the game was unparalleled, earning him the reputation of a football genius among his peers, friends, family, and players. This included speaking at Coaching Clinics sharing his knowledge, even while he had been receiving treatment.  Toby was a devoted fan of his children's sporting endeavors, whether he was coaching, cheering from the stands, or offering support in any way he could. His love for sports extended to his niece and nephews, whom he watched with pride and joy.  Toby also shared his love for the outdoors with his father, enjoying trapping, hunting, and fishing together—activities that brought them closer and created cherished memories.

Toby is survived by his wife, Jodi; children, Max Golembiewski and Sophie Golembiewski; parents, Jerry and Kathleen Golembiewski all of Monroe; siblings, Gus Golembiewski of Woodstock, IL and Jessica (Brad) Halling of Cameron, NC; father-in-law, Charles Wolfe; niece, Jenna Golembiewski; and nephews, AJ Golembiewski and Carter Wolfe.  

He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, LeAnn Golembiewski; maternal grandparents, Ford and Gertrude Clark; paternal grandparents, Alex and Clara Golembiewski; and mother-in-law, Christy Wolfe.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church.  

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 PM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at:  

Toby's life was a testament to the power of dedication, love, and hard work. As we bid farewell to a man who was not only a coach and teacher but also a friend, mentor, and family man, we celebrate the undeniablemark he has left on the hearts of all who knew him.  Toby was also an advocate for self-care beyond the football field, always encouraging others to be sure to take care of themselves so that they could help take care of others.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monroe Cheesemaker Football Scholarship Fund.