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Photo Courtest NFL and New England Patriots Former New England Patriots head coach Ron Erhardt had his first head coach job at New England St. Mary's in 1957. Now 80 years old, Erhardt said he still has fond memories of his time coaching football, wrestling and track and field for the Saints.

Retired NFL coach Erhardt's first head coach job came at NE St. Mary's

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In 1957, Father Eugene LaMeres drove from New England to Williston in search of a do-it-all coach who could handle the football, wrestling and track and field programs at New England St. Mary's High School.


The man he found was Ron Erhardt.

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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 has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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