Donald Strom – Coach

Red Wing Class of 1940

Football – Big 8 Conference Champs 1939, All State Center 1939

College – Luther College Class of 1947; Football Conference Champs 1941; University of Minnesota, Mankato State College

Coach – Hayfield High School  1947-1953 – Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, founded Wasioja Conference; Chippewa Falls High School 1953-1954 – Football, Basketball, Track; Worthington High School 1954-1967 – Football, Basketball, Track

Don was married to Vernis Olander who taught English at Worthington Junior High School 1967-1987.  They had 2 sons, David and Paul. Don enjoyed fishing and reading history. He was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 1991.

Don Strom Award is given each year to an athlete who most exemplifies the characteristics of sincerity, warmth, enthusiasm, friendliness, cooperation, and school spirit as Don did.

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