Minot State Basketball Coach takes over first in all-time wins
Minot State University Menís Basketball Coach Mike Hultz reached a milestone on Feb. 25. With a win over rival Dickinson State in the 2009 Dakota Athletic Conference Playoffs, Hultz became the Minot State basketball coach with the most all-time wins.
"Iíd like to congratulate Coach Hultz for reaching the career-win milestone of 176 wins," said Rick Hedberg, Minot State University athletic director. "Itís quite an accomplishment when you look at the coaches who have gone before him. Mike works very hard, and we appreciate the work he has done for our department and the university."
Hultz passed a name beloved by Minot State alumni and fans to take over first place. Herb Parker, head basketball coach from 1938-59, tallied 175 wins; Hultz has led Minot State menís basketball teams to 176 wins during 11 seasons on the bench.
"I am very surprised by this-I don't know what to say," Hultz said. "It is an honor to be listed with a man like Herb Parker who was such a well-respected guy here. I have had great assistant coaches in Steve Grabowski, Chris Johnson, Taro Fujimoto and Craig Smith and student assistants like Tim Brandt and Jordan Cooper. And, obviously, I couldn't have done it without great players."
In his 11 seasons, Coach Hultz has reached 17 wins, six times. In the past five seasons, Hultz-led teams have earned more wins than any other team in the DAC during the same period. Minot State basketball teams have won 20 games or more twice in the last 11 seasons, have advanced to the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament twice in the past five seasons and captured the season title once and the DAC tournament championship twice.