Athletics Hall of Fame
Marc Hamren

Marc Hamren

SPORT(S) Swimming
PLAYED AT BSU 1968-1972

Marc Hamren graduated from Bemidji State University in 1972 and then went on to complete a Masters of Education degree with an emphasis in Physical Education at the University of Idaho.  After completing his education, Marc taught physical education for two years at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon.  Then, he began teaching physical education in the junior high in Richfield, Minnesota, where he is still teaching and coaching swimming.  In 1976, Marc started the swimming program at Richfield for both boys and girls, and celebrated his 30th year of coaching during the 2003-2004 school year.  He has coached four state championship teams, ten individual state champions, nine All-Americans, and numerous All-State swimmers.  For the past fifteen years, Richfield High School has hosted the state-wide Special Olympics swimming meet where Marc has organized and coordinated events.  Marc is also a club coach and is presently the head age group coach for the Richfield Swim Club.  Marc has also been named "Coach of the Year".  Marc and his wife, Pam, have four daughters, Stephanie being their first and non-competitive swimmer, and Becky, Michelle, and Kim who were all on the swim team and  had their dad as a coach at Richfield from 7th to 12th grade.  Marc's daughter, Michelle, now a swimming coach herself, has been Marc's assistant for the past eight seasons.  Marc and Pam also have five grandchildren: Kayla, Anna, Iona, Dylan, and Isaac.