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Head Men's Basketball Coach: Ryan Ostendorf – 218-748-2424

MRC Ryan OIn the spring of 2014, Mesabi Men's Basketball Coach Ryan Ostendorf was hired. Ostendorf begins his second season as the head coach with the Norsemen basketball team after going 20-9, with a fifth place finish at state.  Previously Ryan had been an assistant coach for Coach Tom Stackpool.  Ostendorf worked for Stackpool in high school at the Mesabi summer camps and later played two years for him after graduating from Virginia in 2006.

After playing basketball and graduating from Mesabi Range College, Ostendorf went on to get his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He majored in Psychology and minored in Professional and Personal Communications.  The Virginia resident then obtained his graduate degree from St. Mary’s of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His degree was in Counseling Psychology and Psychological Services.

Ostendorf is already looking ahead to next fall and the start of his second season as head coach.  Ostendorf’s goal is winning a championship, but his top priority being, to help young gentleman grow both athletically and academically. Ostendorf also wants to help the young men mature, transfer to another school after their two years with the Norse, and succeed at the next level.


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