About This Program

Students interested in both coaching and officiating will find a benefit in adding the coaching certificate to their degree program. With a variety of courses spanning athletic training to theory, students gain a working knowledge of how a team functions. Upon completion, students are eligible to be a certified Minnesota State High School League official.

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Degrees & Credits

Certificate (10 credits)

Mesabi Range - Virginia
Rainy River

Program Features

The coaching certificate is designed to help students interested in sports teams specialize their skill set. While this is a stand-alone certificate, the majority of students will use this to bolster their additional associates or bachelor level degree. Some related courses include:

  • A broad understanding of the sports industry
  • Business Management
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Outdoor Leadership

Meet the Faculty

Justin Lamppa

Men's Athletic Director, Baseball Coach, Physical Education Instructor

Bill Engel

Men's Basketball Coach, Physical Education Instructor

Kate Brau

Physical Education Health Instructor

Additional Information


The coaching certificate is designed to aid students in their other educational pursuits. This program is designed to be a terminal program and not designed specifically to transfer. However, students may find individual courses may be accepted in transfer by some colleges and universities.