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Sport Shorts: Lisa Strand, Randy Johnson to be inducted into NHSACA Hall of Fame

Lisa Strand of Thompson High School and Randy Johnson of Hazen High School will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame later this month

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The North Dakota High School Coaches Association announced Tuesday the following two North Dakota coaches will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this summer. The induction will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The coaches are Lisa Strand from Thompson High School and Randy Johnson from Hazen High School.

Lisa Strand, Thompson High School

Lisa Strand has been at Thompson High School for her entire 32-year coaching career. Coach Strand coached track and field, girls’ basketball, softball and is currently the head volleyball coach at Thompson High School. Here are some of her many accomplishments:

• Girls’ basketball teams made two state tournament appearances

• Volleyball Teams made the State Tournament 16 times

• 5 Volleyball State Titles – 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2018

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• NDHSCA State Volleyball Coach of the Year – 3 times

• NHSACA National Coach of the Year Finalist – 3 times

• NDHSCA Hall of Fame in 2017

• Co-Chair of Optimist All-Star Volleyball – 11 years

• Mayville State University Coaches Hall of Fame in 2015

• NDAPSSA Female Sport High School Coach of the Year – 1 time

• NDHSCA Volleyball Advisory

Randy Johnson, Hazen High School

Randy Johnson retired from Hazen High School in 2018 after 31 years of coaching and serving as Athletic Director his last six years. He is currently the Executive Secretary of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association and Past President of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. Coach Johnson serves as the NHSACA webmaster as well. Johnson served as a long-time track and field coach at Hazen High School. He also coached the basketball team.

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Here are some of his accomplishments:

• 2 Boys’ Track and Field State Titles – 2007, 2008

• 3 Boys’ Track and Field State Runners-Up

• 19 Boys’ Track and Field Regional Titles

• 3 Boys’ Track and Field Regional Runners-Up

• 4 Boys’ Basketball Regional Runners-Up

• 2 Boys’ Basketball District Titles

• NDHSCA State Track and Field Coach of the Year – 2 times

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• NDHSCA Regional Track and Field Coach of the Year – 19 times

• NDHSCA-NDIAAA State Athletic Director of the Year – 2 times

• NHSACA National Boys’ Track and Field Coach of the Year – 2 times

• NDHSCA Executive Board – 21 Years

• NDHSCA Executive Secretary – 2015 to present

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