Former Wood River High coach Dale Smidt honored

Dale Smidt, a former head basketball, golf, cross country and track coach was honored for his successes at Wood River Rural High School between the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games on Friday, January 4. Coach Smidt was presented with a basketball signed by former players, many of whom were on hand that night.

A native of Trumbull, Smidt graduated from Kearney State Teachers College in 1961. According to a February, 6, 1975, Wood River Sunbeam article, Smidt then taught math and as basketball coach at Wilcox for four years and then spent one year at Valley before arriving at Wood River Rural High.

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