Mower County native follows in father’s footsteps nearly 40 years later

(ABC 6 News) – Barnesville defeated Chatfield 35-20 in the Class AA football state championship. It was their first state title. Trojans head coach Bryan Strand comes from a coaching family. His father, Dick Strand, was the head football coach at Southland from 1973 until 2003, winning a state title in 1983. Dick Strand was inducted into the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2003. Dick died on Dec. 1, 2014, and his son won a state title almost eight years later to the day.