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Hawley High School football coach Peder Naatz. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Money not always the driving force behind entering the profession for area coaches

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Hawley (Minn.) High School football coach Peder Naatz remembers the brother of a player screeching his car within 8 feet of Naatz during a postgame radio interview, glaring at him, saying a few words and flooring the car in reverse to shower Naatz in gravel and rocks.


Two years later, the same person mocked Naatz’s heritage from the sidewalk as he drove by.

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Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota for the last five years and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog:  
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