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Former Alexandrian headed to Minnesota Football Hall of Fame

Alexandria native and current Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City head football coach Terry Karlsgodt was named to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Alexandria native and current Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City head football coach Terry Karlsgodt was named to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this year.

The 1971 graduate of Jefferson High School will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 2 at a banquet at Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis.

Karlsgodt has had plenty of success in his 35 years as the Falcons head coach. He has a 224-127 lifetime record, highlighted by a state title in 2001. He has won three section titles and 11 conference championships during his tenure.

Along with being the head football coach, he was also the head man for the ACGC girls' basketball team for 10 years, the girls track and field coach for eight years and the head wrestling coach for two years.

Karlsgodt has earned plenty of recognition for his success on the sidelines over the years. He has been named the Class AA Coach of the Year once, the West Central South and Two Twelve Conference Coach of the Year eight times and section coach of the year three times.

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He will receive the highest honor a coach can receive when he is inducted into the Minnesota Hall of Fame. He will be one of five coaches inducted this year, joining Mark Kroulik (Stephen-Argyle), Bob Majeski (Hasting), Merrill Pavlovich (Delano) and Don Stueve (Fergus Falls) at the banquet. Karlsgodt is the son of Alexandria's Andy and Donna Karlsgodt.

Tickets for the 2011 banquet can be purchased at www.mshsca.org/Football .

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