Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: Dyami Starks

For this week's segment, we hear from the owner of Starks Academy.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with former Duluth East basketball standout Dyami Starks who currently owns the popular basketball camp Starks Academy. The camp will be in full swing starting on July 29th and this year, they will partner with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. To sign up, click here. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday…

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we're talking with the Denfeld alum and current Vikings fullback.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth native and current Minnesota Vikings full back CJ Ham. The Denfeld alum is holding his first ever youth football camp in his hometown. He also spoke about the excitement going into this upcoming season for the Vikings. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Joel Person

For this week's segment, we talk with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person. The Bluegreens have just two games left in the season as Person talked about the team’s playoff chances. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Twin Ports Development Camp

For this week's Coaches Corner, we spoke with instructors from the Twin Ports Development Camp ahead of this year's camp.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sat down with some of the instructors from the Twin Ports Development Camp. Head instructor and co-owner Brett Olson, and instructors Andy Welinski and Brenden Kotyk discusses what the camp is and why they love doing it. Camp is July 8-11 in Superior. If you are interested in learning more or…

Coaches Corner: Mandi Peterson

For this week's segment, we're talking about Grandma's Marathon.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we’re joined by Mandi Peterson who is the marketing and PR director for Grandma’s Marathon. Among the topics discussed are the planning proccess behind the weekend, as well as the impact of the volunteers who help make the race possible. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports, Sports

Coaches Corner: Matt Solberg

For this week's segment, we're talking about the umpire shortage in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Matt Solberg who is a local high school official for basketball and baseball. Among the topics discussed are the shortage of officials, specifically for the spring sports, as well as the issues umpires have with fans and what needs to be done to prevent games getting cancelled when there…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth native Emma Stauber, who was recently named the new head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team. The former UMD women’s hockey captain talked about her new position, as well as her memories of the NWHL championship game as the Minnesota Whitecaps captured the Isobel Cup in their…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Huskies’ Marcus Pointer

For this week's segment, we hear from Duluth Huskies manager Marcus Pointer.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with first-year field manager of the Duluth Huskies, Marcus Pointer. He served as the pitching coach last season with Tyger Pederson as the Huskies made it all the way to the Northwoods League Collegiate World Series. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth Wolfpack Lacrosse

For this week's segment, we hear from the Duluth boys lacrosse team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Duluth boys lacrosse team, including head coach Scott Wishart, senior Will Smyth and junior Jayden Erie. The Wolfpack are wrapping up their regular season this week as they look to make it back to the section final. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Softball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Eskomos.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Esko softball team, including head coach Jeff Emanuel, sophomore pitcher Miranda Kelley and junior outfielder Dea DeLeone. The Eskomos have wrapped up their regular season and are looking to capture their fourth section title in a row. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth Marshall Baseball

For this week's Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Duluth Marshall baseball team who's having another dominate season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s segment, we sit down with Duluth Marshall baseball head coach Joe Wicklund, shortstop Peter Hansen and second baseman Maddux Baggs, discussing their strong start to the season, winning for of their last five games in five innings, and their confidence level going into the playoffs. The Hilltoppers will play at Breck on Saturday and…

Coaches Corner: Duluth FC

For this week's segment, we sit down with Duluth FC before they open their season on Sunday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s coaches corner, we talk with Duluth FC. We sit down with head coach Joel Person and forward Joe Watt and talk about the excitement of getting this season started and what kind of players make up this year’s roster. Duluth FC opens its season at home against Sioux Falls Thunder FC on Sunday at…

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Baseball

For this week's segment, we talk with the St. Scholastica baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we are joined by the red-hot St. Scholastica baseball team. During the segment we spoke with head coach Corey Kemp, junior Joey Zwak and senior Brand Fossum. The Saints are currently riding a 16-game win streak and are ranked seventh in the latest NCAA D3 Regional Rankings. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Coaches Corner: UWS Softball

We spoke with the UWS softball team on this week's segment.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the UWS softball team. We were joined by interim head coach Nick Bursik and sophomore infielder Alayna Tulip. Among the topics discussed include the Yellowjackets 10-0 start to the UMAC season and how they plan to get prepared for the upcoming UMAC playoff tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Coaches Corner: Jungle Boy Boxing

We talk with Zach Walters and Danny Huffman in this week's segment.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Zach Walters and Danny Huffman of Jungle Boy Boxing as they get set for Huffman’s third professional fight April 13th at the Armory in Minneapolis. Among the topics discussed are Huffman’s development through two fights, as well as what his success has brought to boxing’s popularity in the Northland….

Coaches Corner: RBA’s Kris Mallett

For this week's segment we talk basketball with the Rookie Basketball Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association coordinator Kris Mallett. Among the topics discussed were the organizations long-term goals, as well as the merger with the Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Track and Field

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk track and field with St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we were joined by St. Scholastica track and field head coach Todd Bouchie. The Saints women’s team are coming off their tenth straight UMAC championship as both teams get set for the start of the outdoor season at the end of the month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: UMD Men’s Basketball

This week's segment features the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the UMD men’s basketball team. We were joined by head coach Justin Wieck and senior forward Sean Burns. Among the topics discussed were the turnaround season for the Bulldogs, as well as the focus on the defensive side for UMD, who are ranked second in points allowed in the…

Coaches Corner: Wisconsin-Superior Men’s Hockey

This week's Coaches Corner features UWS Head Coach Rich McKenna

DULUTH, MINN.- For this week’s Coaches Corner we spoke with UWS Men’s Hockey head coach Rich McKenna. Among the topics discussed are the Yellowjackets upcoming playoff series versus UW-Eau Claire as well as the performances of the younger players this season.     Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Proctor Girls Basketball

For this week's segment, we sat down with Proctor girls basketball coach Matt Solberg.

DULUTH, MINN.- For this week’s segment, we sat down with Proctors girl’s basketball head coach Matt Solberg about about the game earlier this week, coaching such a young team, the competition ahead for the team come playoffs, and the importance of last years deep playoff run and how it can generate to another one this year. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday…

Coaches Corner: Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Boys Hockey

For this week's segment, we sit down with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Shea Walters.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with first-year head coach of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team Shea Walters, discussing the team’s current hot streak, wrapping up his first year as head coach and carrying their current momentum into the section playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Proctor/Hermantown Girls Hockey

This week's segment we talked with the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team as they wrap up their regular season this weekend. Head coach Glen Gilderman and senior Samantha Lewis were in studio to talk about the section playoffs and what they need to do to head back to the state tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night…

Coaches Corner: Duluth East Hockey

For this week's segment, we sat down with Duluth East hockey coach Mike Randolph.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Duluth East hockey head coach Mike Randolph. Coach Randolph spoke about the team’s confidence and making it back to the Class A state championship. The Greyhounds are 10-4-2 on the season and will play Moorhead on Saturday. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Boys Basketball

For this week's segment, we sat down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson about the transition to being head coach and how the Eskomos seem to be heating up at the right time. The Eskomos (7-4) will be in action again on Saturday at Columbia Heights. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey

For this week's segment, we spoke with Denfeld head coach Dale Jago.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk high school hockey with Duluth Denfeld boys coach Dale Jago. The longtime bench boss talked about the Hunters’ great start to the season, as well as the tough slate of upcoming games, including taking on Duluth East, Hermantown and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: UWS Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the UWS women’s basketball team, including head coach Zach Otto-Fisher, senior forward Hannah Norlin and junior guard Emily Carpenter. The Yellowjackets discussed their stellar first half of the season, as well as the upcoming inaugural Superior Shootout this weekend. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth Marshall Girls Basketball

This week's segment features the 7-1 Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team, including head coach Chibuzo “CJ” Osuchukwu, junior guard Grace Kirk and sophomore guard Gianna Kneepkens. The Hilltoppers are currently 7-1 on the season and rank amongs the best teams in the entire state. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: CSS Men’s Basketball

This week's segment features the St. Scholastica men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the St. Scholastica men’s basketball team, including head coach Dave Staniger, as well as senior guards Sam Thompson and Brandon Newman. The Saints are getting set to host Minnesota Morris on Sunday in their final game before winter break. CSS also spoke about the depth of the team’s roster…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Northern Stars

The Northern Stars picked up their first win of the season last week at Hopkins/Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s segment, we sit down with Duluth Northern Stars head coach Jamie Plesha and goalie Sarah Spencer. The Northern Stars will be back in action on Saturday as they host Princeton at 3 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: UMD Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we talk to the UMD women's basketball team as they start their season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with head coach Mandy Pearson, senior guard Sammy Kozlowski and junior forward Josie Buckley. The Bulldogs are wrapping up exhibition play and will start their season on Nov. 13 at Northern Michigan. Their home opener will be Dec. 14 against Sioux Falls. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Coaches Corner: UMD Football

In this week's segment, we spoke with head coach Curt Wiese and wide receiver Jason Balts

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with UMD head coach Curt Wiese and wide receiver Jason Balts about their 3-0 start, the big win over St. Cloud State and having the 2008 team back on the field this weekend. The Bulldogs face Bemidji State on Saturday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Coaches Corner: Superior Football

For this week's segment, we speak with Superior head coach Joe DeMeyer and senior Chase Summerfield.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- For this week’s Coaches Corner segment, we caught up with Superior football coach Bob DeMeyer and senior defensive end Chase Summefield. DeMeyer discusses the Spartans’ efforts in overcoming the challenge of early season injuries, as well their pleasant start to the season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: CSS Men’s Soccer

This week's Coaches Corner featured the St. Scholastica men's soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with members of the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team, including head coach Barry Chastey, as well as senior captains Kyle Hewitt and Luke Buckton. Among the topics discussed is the team’s trip to England and their preseason action across the pond. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Derek Parendo

Proctor head football coach Derek Parendo was our guest this week.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Proctor head football coach Derek Parendo about the upcoming season for the Rails. He also discusses a unique method he uses to allow his players to get to know each other a personal level. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Hermantown’s Mike Zagelmayer

This week we talk with the new football coach for Hermantown, Mike Zagelmayer.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with new Hermantown football coach Mike Zagelmayer, who takes over for longtime coach Daryl Illikainen. Zagelmayer is also the head coach of the Hawks baseball team. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Bruce Plante

We speak with former Hermantown hockey coach Bruce Plante

DULUTH, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with former Hermantown hockey coach Bruce Plante. After spending 28 years with the Hawks and winning 3 State Championships, Plante is being inducted into the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Markus Morris and Todd Bechthold

We talk about the big fight next month at the Grand Casino in Hinckley.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with former Minnesota State Junior Welterweight champion Markus Morris and his manager Todd Bechthold. Morris will be taking on Rondale Hubbert on August 17th at the Grand Casino in Hinckley for the vacant Junior Welterweight title. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth FC

On this week's segment, we talk playoffs and world cup.

DULUTH, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person along with midfielders Santiago Castro and Liam Moore. We talk about the Bluegreens’ upcoming playoff game and World Cup predictions. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Heavy on Wrestling’s Dave Sabick

The founder of Heavy on Wrestling stop by our studios to talk about FortuneBaynia.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Heavy on Wrestling founder/owner Dave Sabick about next month’s big event: FortuneBaynia, which takes place July 29th at Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, MN. Sabick talks about the star-studded card, as well as what it takes to put on such a big event. For information on FortuneBaynia and how…

Coaches Corner: Grandma’s Marathon PR Director Mandi Peterson

Peterson stopped by to talk about preparations for the big event.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sat down with Mandi Peterson who is in charge of marketing and public relations for Grandma’s Marathon. Among the topics discussed are the days leading up to the big race, as well as how the community has made Grandma’s the biggest sporting event of the year. Categories: Coaches Corner, Sports

Coaches Corner: Northland Blitz

The Northland Blitz stopped by our studios talk about their season so far.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with members of the Northland Blitz football team, including head coach Davalance DePoe, defensive coordinator Tony O’Neil, linebacker Ja’Paul Sinkfield and defensive back Jaylon Brown. The team talked about their 3-1 start to the season, as well as the work they do in the community. Categories: Coaches Corner, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth Huskies GM Greg Culver

we talk about the upcoming season and new head coach

DULUTH, Minn.- On this week’s Coaches Corner we talk to Duluth Huskies General Manager Greg Culver. We discuss the upcoming season and the new head coach! The Huskies’ season begins Tuesday away. Their home opener will be at Wade Stadium on Sunday June 3. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

Coaches Corner: Hermantown Softball

Head Coach Tom Bang and Seniors Jenna Reynolds and Katelyn Ewer

DULUTH, Minn.- This week on Coaches Corner, we had Hermantown Softball Coach Tom Bang along with seniors Jenna Reynolds and Katelyn Ewer. We discuss Coach’s 700th career win, UMD superstar Jordyn Thomas, and what the team is expecting out of playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: New UMD Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach Adam Krause

The former UMD Bulldog and Hermantown native talks about the new gig.

DULUTH, Minn. — For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from new UMD men’s hockey assistant coach Adam Krause as he talks about his decision to join Scott Sandelin’s staff, as well as what he brings to the team in terms of local ties and playing experience. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

New UMD Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Wieck Talks Bulldog Hoops

Wieck stopped by our studios for this week's Coaches Corner segment.

DULUTH — Justin Wieck, who spent the past four seasons on the Minnesota State University-Moorhead coaching staff, has been named the University of Minnesota Duluth head men’s basketball coach. The 33-year old Wieck becomes the 17th head coach in the 88-year history of the Bulldog program and just the fourth since the 1984-85 season. During Wieck’s successful four years of…