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Paul Marschalk - Inducted 1978

Born Jan. 3, 1901, in Lake of the Woods County, Minn. Warroad, Minn., HS. Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.). Known as much for his inventions as his coaching. Was athletic director and head football, basketball and track coach at Pierre for 18 years (1927-45). He guided the Governors to eight Central South Dakota Conference championships each in football, basketball and track. HIs basketball teams were 258-141, including the 1944 state Class A title. Football team had 22-game unbeaten streak (1931-34). After Pierre, he coached football and track in Faribault, Minn., for three years and was AD and coach of all sports at Hawarden, Iowa, (one year) and Huron (three years) before retiring from coaching in 1956. Before Pierre, he was AD and coach of all sports at Madison, Minn., for two years, guiding the basketball team to a 23-5 mark. His inventions included the Marschalk scorebook and the "reducer rim," both of which are still used today.

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