Two JC alums honored: Haussler, Imdieke cited by NDSCHA HOFJamestown College graduates Dan Imdieke and Jim Haussler will be inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, announced on Wednesday.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Jamestown College graduates Dan Imdieke and Jim Haussler will be inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, announced on Wednesday.
Imdieke and Haussler join Bismarck High School co-wrestling coach Scott Knowlen and longtime Killdeer track and field coach Jim Jeske as this year’s inductees. They will be recognized at the coaches convention July 25 in Mandan.
Imdieke, a graduate of Sauk Center High School (Minn.) has been teaching and coaching in Linton for the last 37 years, also serving as athletic director for 25 years. He’s coached football for 36 years and wrestling for 37.
He’s led the Lions to 19 region titles and 12 state championship appearances, winning titles in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2002 and 2003. He’s been region coach of the year 10 times and region athletic director of the year three times.
Imdieke was nominated by NDHSCA past president Pete Moe of Washburn
Haussler has been the athletic director for Bismarck Public Schools since 1992. He has managed approximately 200 NDHSAA regional and state events. His career started as boys track and field and boys basketball coach at Finley-Sharon High School in 1978. He was assistant principal at Bismarck and Century before taking his current post.
Haussler is a past president of the North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, also serving in a number of other officer roles including secretary and vice president. He has been the chairman of the Bismarck Community Bowl Authority since its inception in 1997.
He was nominated by the NDHSCA executive committee.
Scott Knowlen is a Bismarck High graduate that helped coach the Demons to 13 state titles and seven runner-up finishes. In 23 years, he’s posted 324 dual wins.
Jim Jeske is a graduate of Valley City and Valley City State. He taught and coached at Killdeer for 32 years, where he won 10 region titles and had 11 runner-up finishes. They won state titles in 1985 and 1998. He was selected as region coach of the year 11 times and state coach of the year twice (1985 and 1998).