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Darren Tighe is named men’s hoops coach at Ridgewater
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Darren Tighe has been named as the new men's basketball coach at the Ridgewater College men’s basketball coach.

Todd Thorstad, athletic director at the two-year college in Willmar, made the announcement Tuesday morning.

Tighe most recently worked from 2012-2014 as assistant boy's basketball coach at Redwood Valley High School, Thorstad said.

He has also worked from 2007-2011 as the head boys' basketball coach at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School;  from 207-2011 as assistant/associate head men’s basketball coach at NCAA DIII school Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato and from 2005-2007 as assistant boys’ basketball coach  at Cedar Mountain High School in Morgan.

Tighe replaces Bob Knutson, who retired after a high-school and college coaching career spanning five decades.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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