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OUR VIEW: Coach-athlete relations sure have changed

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

A coach in Fargo, N.D., was fired last week because of a text message he sent to some of his upperclassmen players, challenging their commitment to the Shanley High School baseball program.

Joel Swanson wrote that after a successful season in 2013…continue reading on

Looking back: White reflects on long coaching career

February 19, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Greg White wasn’t fond of Mayville State University’s campus when he drove in from hometown Indianapolis after graduating high school.
It was a culture shock, to say the least.
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Coaching boys to say ‘no’ to bullying

September 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

To Mike Berg, coaching isn’t about making young male athletes better players on the field. Continue Reading

Always a coach: Hillsboro’s Beyer honored by HOF induction

July 13, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

High school basketball in North Dakota has never quite been the same since Hillsboro’s Ed Beyer hung up the clipboard back in 1997. Continue Reading

Opinion corner: Grass not always greener

June 6, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Calls or emails from coaches this time of year make me a little nervous.
Not in a negative way, but if a coach gets a new job and is going to leave, usually it’s sometime in the spring or early summer.
If I was an athletic director at a Division II or big-time NAIA college and needed a basketball, baseball, volleyball or any other kind of coach, I’d be sniffing around Jamestown College.
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Olson receives state coaching award for speech/theater efforts

May 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ADRIAN Speechless? Not Jason Olson. It would take more than notification of his selection as the 2012 Minnesota recipient of the National Federation of High Schools’ Outstanding Speech, Debate and Theatre Educator of the Year award to leave Olson without words. Continue Reading

Opinion Corner: Monday morning QBs

February 14, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

I’ve never understood the Monday morning quarterbacking gall of some people.
Part of any level of athletics is understanding that some people are going to question certain decisions a coach, or an administrator makes that’s just part of the deal these days. Doesn’t make it right, it’s just the way it is.
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New plan presented to board

August 2, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

A plan from the Jamestown High School athletic development team came under fire recently after Athletic Director Jim Roaldson presented it at the school board’s regular meeting Monday.
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Ag educator wins $10K academic coaching award

May 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

MOUNTAIN LAKE Dedication to science, agriculture and FFA paid off in the form of a $10,000 prize for a Mountain Lake High School teacher this week, but his real reward has always been working with the students. Continue Reading

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Balancing act: Coaches see a fine line between motivation and abuse

October 23, 2010 in INFORUM

It’s a scene that is played out on courts, fields, diamonds and arenas all across the United States: Player makes mistake; coach yells at player. Continue Reading

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