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Tangen, one-time Murdock coach, to enter hoops HOF

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Don Tangen, who began is coaching career at Murdock High School, will be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday in Minneapolis.


Tangen coached the Irish from 1970-76, winning 63 games.

He coached at Glencoe and then Glencoe-Silver Lake the next 34 seasons finishing with a career record of 495-405 with seven state tournament trips.

Also being inducted is Hector native Perry Doney who coached from 1932-70. He spent 17 years at Wood Lake as head coach of four sports. He returned to his hometown in 1965, guiding the Mustangs to their first-ever District 12 title in 1968.

The MBCA HOF Banquet is at noon on Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.