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Clyde Hagen



Born March 24, 1948. 1966 Webster HS grad. 1971 SDSU grad. Nicknamed "Wide Clyde" by WNAX sportscaster Norm Hilson, Hagen has been a familiar figure on the South Dakota sports scene for 40 years.

He was the last three-sport star at South Dakota State. The 6-foot-4, 236-pound Hagen was all-North Central Conference in football (1969) and basketball (1970) and was a three-time NCC champ in the shot put. He earned nine varsity letters at SDSU (freshmen weren't eligible for varsity competition). In football, he was the leading receiver in 1967 and '68. In basketball under Coach Jim Marking, he played on three NCC championship teams, and in 1970 he led the Jackrabbits to the Division II national tourney, averaging 14.2 points and 8.5 rebounds a game. In track, he set the SDSU shot put record (53-10). He was inducted into the SDSU Hall of Fame in 2002.

At Webster, Hagen was a two-year all-stater in football and basketball. While playing for Coach Bob Swanhorst, he earned MVP honors while leading the Bearcats to the 1966 state Class A basketball championship. In addition to earning prep All-American recognition in football and basketball, he held the school records in the shot put and discus.

In softball while playing for the legendary Spies slowpitch team of Brookings, he earned All-American honors. He was inducted into the South Dakota Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 2002.

His love for sports has resulted in a 30-year career as a high school sports official. During that time he has officiated 35 state basketball tournaments. In 2000 he was named boys basketball Official of the Year for South Dakota by the national officials federation.








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