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The Insider: Baumgarn resigns as Ridgewater football coach

Rob Baumgarn resigned as the head Ridgewater College football coach, Athletic Director Todd Thorstad announced Monday. Baumgarn headed the football program for the previous nine seasons. Thorstad stated that Baumgarn "is in line for a job that wo...

Rob Baumgarn resigned as the head Ridgewater College football coach, Athletic Director Todd Thorstad announced Monday.

Baumgarn headed the football program for the previous nine seasons.

Thorstad stated that Baumgarn “is in line for a job that would not allow him to fulfill the obligations that coaching requires.”

Baumgarn is also the Willmar Middle School Athletic Director and part of the Willmar Community Education and Recreation staff.

The school has already started a search for a replacement as the first practice is Aug. 6. The first game of the season for the Warriors is Aug. 29 at home against Mesabi Range. 

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- Tribune Staff Report

Seven selected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Detroit Red Wings stars Sergei Fedorov and Nicklas Lidstrom were among seven people selected for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.

Also set for induction Nov. 9 in Toronto are Canadian star Chris Pronger, seven-time All-Star Phil Housley, U.S. women’s standout Angela Ruggiero, Hall of Fame chairman Bill Hay and Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos.

Fedorov, 45, won Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in 1997, 1998 and 2002 and led Russia to world titles in 1989 and 1990. In 1994, he became the first European to be named NHL MVP.

Lidstrom, 45, won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman seven times and helped the Red Wings win Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008.

- Sports Xchange

 

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