On the agenda for Hawley’s Monday school board meeting is voting on Nathan Stoa as the next Nuggets head boys basketball coach.
Stoa would inherit a senior class of six with parts of it having gone 57-22 in the last three seasons, including Ben Ellefson. Ellefson averaged 24.1 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.8 assists last season at center, while hitting 36.8 percent of his 125 shots from beyond the 3-point line. Ellefson has an offer from Augustana to play basketball along with offers from North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Wyoming, Air Force and Fordham to play football.
Here’s a look at Stoa’s resume:
- Graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran in 1999 where he played on two District 2 championship teams under Steve Carnal.
- Graduated from Concordia College in 2003
Assistant coach for Shanley girls basketball under head coach Barb Metcalf.
Assistant coach for Ulen-Hitterdal girls basketball under head coach Jeff Schultz.
Assistant coach for Ulen-Hitterdal boys basketball under head coach Jason Cresap.
Head boys basketball coach at Ulen-Hitterdal. 4-22 overall, 2-16 in Heart O’ Lakes Conference.
Head girls basketball coach at Pine City. 64-123 overall. The Dragons 18-8 season in 2009-2010 was their only season over .500 since 1988-89.
Assistant baseball coach for Norman County East-Ulen-Hitterdal and assistant football coach for Ulen-Hitterdal.
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