Athletics Hall of Fame
Herb Whiting

Herb Whiting

SPORT(S) Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey
PLAYED AT BSU 1931-1935
YEAR INDUCTED 1998
Member of BSU Football Team 1931 - 1934; recipient of many individual awards including All Conference '33, '34; Member of BSU Baseball Team; Member BSU's first Hockey Team 1931 - '34; played semi-professional hockey for Hallock, MN, in the International Hockey League when Hallock won the last Shea Cup; played in the newly formed States/Dominion League while teaching in Hallock where he also served as recreation director for the Hallock School District, organized Hallock's first football program and established and coached their first high school hockey team; began teaching in Bemidji in 1938 where he established a machine shop and welding curriculum at the High School, served as assistant football coach, was instrumental in bringing hockey into the Bemidji High School program, and was the first Curling Team Coach; officiated hockey, football and basketball throughout Northern Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota; very active in community youth, human service and church organizations.
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