Jeff Bakke

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Jeff Bakke returns for his sixth season as the Red River Boys Track and Field Coach in the spring of 2021. Bakke joins Bob Zimney (1979-2015) and Ken Hallgrimson (1968-1978) as the only head coaches in Red River High School’s 53 years of existence. Previously, he spent three years as the head track and field coach at the International School of Stavanger (ISS), Norway. During his time at ISS from 2012-2015, he also spent two years as an assistant coach for the school’s cross country team, taught physical education and health, and served as the the school’s athletic director during the 2014-15 school year. While in Norway, he also coached with Sandnes IL, one of the top club teams in the country. From 2010-2012, Bakke was an assistant track and field coach at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where he received a master’s degree in health promotion in 2012. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with degrees in physical education and health and a four year career with the Cobber Track and Field team. A Red River alumnus, he competed in track and field, tennis, and hockey, as well as played American Legion baseball throughout high school. He has also served as an assistant with the Red River Boys and Girls Cross Country teams the past six seasons. Bakke teaches health and physical education at Red River and can be reached at