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DSU women's basketball coach Andre Goldberg resigns

Andre Goldberg said Friday that he is resigning after three seasons as Dickinson State's women's basketball head coach.

Goldberg said he and his wife, Courtney, are leaving to pursue job opportunities in his home state of Colorado.

"There's some opportunities that came up out there that we were hoping for and were interested in," he said. "It's kind of a tough deal, but really we're just looking to move closer to family. There's never really an easy time to leave somewhere."

Goldberg compiled a 40-45 record in three seasons with the Blue Hawks and had a 16-18 record against Dakota Athletic Conference competition.

He took the job on an interim basis the summer before the 2009-10 season after Guy Fridley resigned to become the principal and athletic director at South Heart High School.

The Blue Hawks went 15-13 in Goldberg's first season, after which he had his interim tag dropped and became full-time head coach. The team went 15-13 again in 2010-11 and finished 10-19 this season.

Goldberg said he hopes to continue coaching in Colorado and is weighing a few different options.

Goldberg, who is also DSU's sports information director, will be employed by the university until June 30.

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Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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