Who We Are

The Jack Link’s Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame was established by a group of coaches, fans, journalists, historians and aficionados to create a lasting tribute to high school legends of the sport.

Inductees are chosen and honored for their statistical records, team success and positive values as role models for Minnesota’s youth, improving, promoting and serving high school basketball in Minnesota. The organization is managed by a Board of Directors that meets to review Hall of Fame candidates annually.

The Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame is a registered, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible.


Bill Bentson
Retired Principal, Preston-Fountain;
Reporter, Minnesota Basketball News
Mark Cook
Head Coach, Maple Grove Girls
Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches
Sharon Euerle
Retired Athletic Director, Mankato West
Steve Fritz
Retired Men’s Head Coach and
Athletic Director, St. Thomas University
Ron Haggstrom
StarTribune Reporter,
Minnesota Basketball News Editor
Chris Howell
Athletics Administration,
University of Minnesota;
Former Coach, UCLA, Minnesota
Marc Hugunin

David A. Johnson
Retired Coach, Barnesville, Mankato East Boys
Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association
Faith Johnson Patterson
Retired Coach, Minneapolis North
and DeLaSalle Girls
Ron Larson
Head Coach, Anoka-Ramsey CC Men
Mitchell McDonald
Joel Maturi
Retired High School Coach and
High School and College Administrator
Matt Pederson
Historian, Minnesota Basketball Records
John Sherman
Coach, Minnesota Magic;
Sports Editor, SunCurrent;
Retired Coach, Minnesota Transitions Boys
Stew Thornley