Saturday, August 28, 2010

Former Moorhead Coach Shocky Strand Dies

Former Moorhead High School track and field coach Hartvick "Shocky" Strand died Wednesday at age 87.

Strand, a Concordia Moorhead alumnus and member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame, coached and taught at Moorhead High School from 1949 until 1968. His squads, which amassed 17-straight district titles during his tenure, won consecutive MSHSL boys track and field titles in 1967 and 1968.

Strand was a 2004 inductee to the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association's Hall of Fame.

The Fargo Forum published two obituaries for Strand -- one HERE and another HERE.

Visitation hours for Strand are today from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m., at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.

Strand's funeral is Sunday at 1:30 p.m., with visitation one hour before, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

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