XC Coaches

Head Boys Coach-Richard Dafoe

Coach Dafoe begins his fifteenth season as the head cross country coach at Red River in 2023. Dafoe is also an assistant coach with Red River’s track and field team and was named the State Boys Coach of the Year in 2015 and in 2017.

Assistant Coach-Brent Dorsey

Coach Dorsey returns to the RR Coaching Staff in 2021 for his third season. Dorsey ran for the Air Force Academy collegiately, competing in cross-country and track and field for the Falcons. After one season with the XC team, he specialized in the middle distances (400m-1500m) on the track. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force in January of 2019, where he held the position of Deputy Group Commander of Global Hawk Operations. In the spring, Dorsey is in charge of the middle-distance athletes for the boys track team.

Assistant Coach-Hunter Kopff

Assistant Coach-Jeff Bakke

Jeff Bakke begins his ninth season as an assistant coach with the cross country teams at Red River. In the spring, he serves as RR’s head boys track and field coach. Previously, he coached cross country and track and field in Norway, both at the International School of Stavanger and with the club Sandnes IL. From 2010-2012, Bakke was an assistant track and field coach at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Bakke teaches health and physical education at Red River.