Dave Johnson


  • Marshall School Nordic Ski Head Coach 2001-  
  • Proposed, planned and constructed a 2.7 kilometer ski trail on campus in  close coordination with construction firms, city and state agencies and  Marshall administrative team members
  • Secured and effectively outfitted a state of the art wax room used by the  Nordic and Alpine ski teams
  • Head Coach Duluth East Nordic Ski Team 1990-2001
  • Increased participation from 25 a season to 80-100 each season
  • During his tenure, the boys team achieved four state championship titles and the girls three state championships as well as 14 Individual state titles
  • Awarded Coach of the Year 1995-1996 by the MSHSNSCA
  • Developed and built the first  website dedicated to the ski coaches association
  • Provided strong leadership to the 100+ member coaches
  • Developed and chaired for four years the Victor C Dunder award program
  • Developed and chaired for several years the Charlie Banks Coaches Association Relay Race, held the day before the State Meet each year.
  • Executive Board Member, MN State High School Coaches Association  (8000+ members) 2006-2009
  • Developed a coaches education program with the goal of increasing the  participation of female athletes and coaches
  • Competitive Event Organizer for Korkki Nordic Ski Center Snowflake  Nordic Ski Center, Marshall School and Section 7 1990-Present
  • Envisioned and brought to fruition a national level (USSA Super Tour)
  • cross country race at Marshall School, featuring national level racers
    Successfully managed multiple section championship level events at  Marshall School and Giants Ridge Nordic Ski Center
  • Scheduled, advertised and coordinated multiple Nordic ski and dog sled races at Snowflake Nordic Ski Center and Korkki Nordic Ski Center

Robert Klungness







Science Teacher, Cross Country and Nordic Ski Coach, Bloomington Jefferson

  • 1980 Kathy Klungness Individual State Champion (Daughter, Burnsville Skier)
  • 1983 Boys Team 4th in State Meet
  • 1984 Boys Team 3rd in State Meet
  • 1985 Boys Team State Champions
  • 1986 Boys Team State Champions
  • 1987 Sarah Gandurd Individual State Champion (Bl. Jefferson)
  • Third most consecutive appearances in the MN State High School State Meet history.

Four of Coach Klungness’ athletes are now current Minnesota high school Nordic coaches.

I am sure there are more Nordic accomplishment that Coach Klungness, these are some of the many of which I am aware.  Truly an amazing man.

Sincerely submitted, Doug Hubred

Jefferson Skier 1982-86

Current Armstrong Coach

Glen Sorenson


  • Started coaching Nordic Skiing in 1979 when he assembled the first Proctor High School girls’ team.
  • 1982-1988 Began the Duluth Marshall boys’ and girls’ teams
  •  1989-  assembled first Proctor boys’ team
  • Three girls section championships.
  • Four boys section  championships and  numerous conference championships.
  • Minnesota State Nordic Coach of the Year 1995-96
  • Minnesota State Nordic Coach of the Year  2014-2015
  • Minnesota  State Nordic Assistant Coach of the year  2009-2010
  •  Teacher of the year in 2005, Education Minnesota.