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Mandan’s Track Dedicated to Leon House

MANDAN, N.D. — Mandan’s track is officially known as the Leon House Track, in honor of our local coach and teacher.  Leon House was joined by family and close friends at the dedication on August 12 at the Starion Sports Complex.

House started coaching in Mandan in 1975 until his retirement in 2005. Previously, he coached in Devils Lake, Watford City and Fort Yates. House has dedicated 40 years to coaching boys’ and girls’ cross-country, track and field, basketball and football. Throughout his years of coaching, he has led his teams to 350 victories.

House has been recognized for his coaching efforts by receiving the following awards:

  • North Dakota Hall of Fame

  • Gatorade Honor Role Coaches Care Award

  • National AAU Track & Field Volunteer of the Year

  • Mandan Kiwanis Community Builder Citizen of the Year Award

  • Mandan Schools Golden Apple Teacher Award

  • National High School Athletic Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year for Spring Sports

  • NISCA National High School Meet Event Worker

  • National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year

The Starion Sports Complex goal is to open its doors for the community for Mandan High School’s homecoming football game on September 29, 2017. Join us for community tours from 4pm-6pm, tailgating events starting at 4pm and Mandan Brave’s kick-off against Legacy at 6:30pm.

For more information, visit www.starionsportscomplex.com.