Women basketball: Card coach drops it to concentrate on household – West Central Tribune


WILLMAR – The timing was proper for Dustin Carlson.
She has resigned as Wilmer’s head ladies’ basketball coach after a 12 months of significant consideration.
“I gave Ryan (Blahosky, Wilmer’s director of actions) a heads up on the finish of final 12 months that I knew it might be greater than probably that I might again down, though nothing was official,” Carlson mentioned on Monday. “
Carlsen coached the Cardinals for 10 years, main them to the Part 8AAA Championship this season. They misplaced to the Detroit Lakes 46–43 and fell to Carlson, calling it one of many hardest losses of his profession.

Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson

One motive he got here again was teaching this 12 months’s seniors, whom he mentioned had been “like his daughters.”
Now the explanation for leaving can also be household. Their son, Jackson, is a Wilmer seventh grade scholar who’s concerned in soccer, basketball, and baseball. And his spouse, Emily, needs to observe Jackson’s profession as a lot as attainable. He needs to assist coach Jackson’s journey groups. Emily was an assistant coach on Dustin’s employees.
“It truly is a story of two darlings,” Dustin mentioned. “I wish to be there for the women 100% of the time and I wish to be there for my man 100% of the time.”
He got here to the conclusion that he had to decide on.
“I definitely would not say it is a retirement,” mentioned Dustin, a 2008 Moorhead graduate at Concordia School. “I have been taking a bit time without work for some time.
“I want I used to be liked and the connection I used to be capable of construct. That is the ineffective half. I am giving up on it.”

At the very least she’s in ladies’ basketball. He’ll proceed to be the well being and bodily schooling teacher at Wilmer Senior Excessive College and plans to remain as a varsity assistant soccer coach, with the defensive coordinator. He’s additionally a junior varsity golf coach.
A 2004 WHS graduate, Dustin performed soccer at Concordia for Cobras head coach Terry Horan, a fellow Wilmer graduate. Dustin coached seventh and eighth grade soccer and ninth grade boys’ basketball earlier than changing into head varsity ladies coach. In 10 seasons, Dustin had a 174-100 win-loss report, main the Cardinals to state tournaments in 2017 and ’18 and ending as a bit runner-up in ’19 and ’22. There have been additionally Central Lakes Convention Championships in ’18 and ’19 and second-place CLC finishes in ’16 and ’17. Wilmar completed third this season and in 2020.

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Wilmer Head Women’ basketball coach Dustin Carlson indicators to his gamers in the course of the first half of Tuesday’s sport in opposition to St. Cloud Tech at Wilmer Excessive College.

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This season the crew went 19–9 and was the highest seed in Part 8AAA earlier than dropping to Detroit Lakes, a crew it had defeated in the course of the common season.
Dustin mentioned, “These ladies wag their tails and everybody else does and I do not wish to make it sound like us solely as a result of it isn’t true.” “The Detroit Lakes performed effectively and scored sufficient pictures to win.
“It was onerous and irritating to finish this manner, nonetheless, very onerous.”
He mentioned that he may see himself coming to the present in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. He will not dismiss it. However in the interim he’s holding again.


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