Athletics Hall of Fame
David Sjoblad

David Sjoblad

SPORT(S) Basketball
PLAYED AT BSU 1960-64
YEAR INDUCTED 2002

Dave Sjoblad was the second leading all-time scorer on the Bemidji State University basketball team when he graduated in 1964. He lettered four times in basketball from 1960-64, was twice elected team captain and earned All Conference honors. Following graduation, Dave taught high school and coached basketball in Gilbert and Pequot, MN each for two years, and then spent a year teaching and coaching in Kooskia, Idaho. In 1967 he returned to Pequot Lakes High School where he spent the following 20 years as a teacher and counselor. During this time, Dave was also a high school referee for basketball, football and baseball. He has been involved in drug and alcohol prevention education and founded Partners in Prevention Festivals, a peer-training program for students. He was most recently a counselor and part time psychology instructor at Central Lakes College, until his retirement in 1999. During that time, he also volunteered as their assistant coach for women's basketball. He has been a wellness speaker for various organizations and received the Central Minnesota Counselor Association Award for Community Service. Dave continues to work as a consultant on a program called Maxing Out, working with coaches and athletes on chemical, health, wellness and attitude issues, promoting the idea of keeping sports in a healthy perspective.

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