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Floyd Farrand - Inducted 2019

Floyd Farrand graduated from Superior, NE High School in 1948 and from Sioux Falls College in 1952 and earned his master’s degree from South Dakota State University in 1963. At Sioux Falls College, he competed in football, basketball and track & field.

Farrand was a teacher and coach for almost 40 years, most of that with the Sioux Falls Public Schools. He coached at Chester four years before coming to Sioux Falls in 1956. He was Lincoln High’s first boys’ basketball coach in 1965. The Patriots were state champions in 1970 and runners-up in 1968. He retired as basketball coach in 1975 and became Lincoln’s first athletic director, a position he held for 18 years. He also coached golf. He retired in 1991. His basketball coaching record was 133-127 in 12 seasons at Chester and Lincoln.

Farrand started an annual wrestling tournament, that is named after him, that features the best South Dakota wrestlers in both classes.

Farrand was a charter member of both the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He was a member of the first class of NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrators. He has been inducted into several halls of fame including: Lincoln High School, YMCA Tri-State Basketball, South Dakota High School Coaches and South Dakota Athletic Directors. He received many awards at the local, state and national levels.

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