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Forum staff reports , Published June 18 2013

Oksendahl set to enter national hall of fame

FARGO – Fargo Shanley head football coach Rod Oksendahl is set to enter the national high school coaches hall of fame next week.

Oksendahl will be presented with the award at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association annual meeting next Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Longtime Hazen (N.D.) track coach Leland Opp will receive the same recognition.

Oksendahl has been a head football coach for 33 years, including 28 years at Cavalier (N.D.) High School. Oksendahl has coached his teams to 11 state title games, winning five. He has a 278-79 career record.