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

Donald S. Reshetar

Donald S. Reshetar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2017
1. Donald S. Reshetar Marker
Don Reshetar is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota and a 1947 graduate of Minneapolis South High School. Coach Reshetar graduated with his bachelor's degree from Augustana College, in 1951 and master's degree from Northern State University in 1958.

Coach Reshetar's teaching and coaching career began in 1951 at Egan, SD, he then served two years as a Navy Officer during the Korean War. Reshetar returned to take over as the head football coach for the Webster Bearcats. After a stint with the Mitchell Kernels, Reshetar became the head football coach for the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles in 1960 - a position he held through the 1974 season. In 1962, he assumed the duties as the Athletic Director for the Aberdeen Public School - a position he would hold for twenty-two years.

Coach Reshetar's accomplishments as a coach include going undefeated and winning the Northeast Conference football championship with the Webster Bearcats, and two Eastern South Dakota Conference football championships while at the helm of the Golden Eagles. Reshetar's career record was 105-50-5. In addition he served as the director of the Aberdeen Relays for twenty-three years and was a starter at the SDHSAA State Track and Field meet for thirteen years.

Coach Reshetar is the recipient of multiple awards and honors - the 1965 Governor's
Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2017
2. Wall of Honor
Ambassador Award, president of the Eastern South Dakota Conference, president of the South Dakota Athletic Director's Association, the 1982 South Dakota Athletic Director of the Year, 1982 ESD Conference Service Award, the SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award in 1989, and was elected to the Augustana College Athletic Hall of Fame, South Dakota Football Coaches Hall of Fame, South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the South Dakota Interscholastic Administrator's Hall of Fame.

Coach Reshetar and is wife Rosemary, have four children, Judy, Janice, Don, Jr., and Tom.
Location. 45° 26.479′ N, 98° 27.335′ 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. Clark Swisher (here, next to this marker); Albert D. Sahli (here, next to this marker); James Kretchman (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 72 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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