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Aberdeen in Brown County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Albert D. Sahli

Albert D. Sahli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2017
1. Albert D. Sahli Marker
Albert D. Sahli is a native of Aberdeen and a 1947 graduate of Aberdeen Central High School. Coach Sahli received his bachelor's degree in 1951 and master's in 1956, both from Northern State University.

Coach Sahli's coaching career began in 1954 at Britton, SD, after three years as an Army officer during the Korean War. Coach Sahli returned to the Aberdeen Public Schools in 1957 and served as an assistant coach in football and basketball, and the head track and field coach until 1967. In 1967, Sahli assumed the duties as the head cross country and track coach at Northern Sate University - a position he head through 1979. In addition, he served at the head trainer for Northern. In 1979, Sahli entered the business world and was working with the Super 8 Corporation at the time of his death in 1986.

Coach Sahli's accomplishments include winning several Eastern South Dakota track and field championships while at Central High School, capturing five South Dakota Intercollegiate track and field championships, and tree National Association of Interscholastic Athletics (NAIA) District 12 track and field championships for Northern Sate University.

Coach Sahli was the recipient of numerous awards and honors - including the Royal Order of the Gyps Coach of the Year in 1966, the NAIA District track and field coach
Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2017
2. Wall of Honor
of the year on five occasions, and the NAIA Area III track and field coach of the year in 1969 and 1974. In 1979, Sahli was elected to the Northern state University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1986, he was awarded the South Dakota High School Coaches association's 25 Year Coaching Award. In 1988, Sahli was elected to the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame.

Coach Sahli and his wife Joan have five children Annette, Michael, Jeffrey, Llisa, and Todd.
Location. 45° 26.478′ N, 98° 27.333′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from South Roosevelt Street 0.1 miles from Melgaard Rd. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Swisher Field. Park at Aberdeen Central High School parking lot. Walk south to the field. Swisher Field is open during the school year during regular business hours. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 S Roosevelt St, Aberdeen SD 57401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Kretchman (here, next to this marker); Donald S. Reshetar (here, next to this marker); Clark Swisher (here, next to this marker); Swisher Field (within shouting distance of this marker); F.W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Andrew Melgaard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Dakota Boy's State (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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