Tom Gabrielsen (1968-Current) came to Red River in the fall of 1968 and began as an assistant boys basketball coach and head boys golf coach. As a member of the basketball coaching staff, the team won the 1969 State Basketball Championship, were Runner-Up in 1970, and won four conference titles. From 1976-1981, he served as head basketball coach, winning two conference titles. During Tom’s career as boys golf coach (1968-1981 & 1988-1997), he won 15 conference titles, six state titles, was a five-time EDC Coach of the year winner, and five-time North Dakota High School Coach of the Year recipient. Tom was also named the National High School Region 6 Golf Coach of the Year in 1977, 1982, and 1995. In 1979, he coached the girls golf team for one season, leading them to the state championship. Tom was inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Grand Forks Public Schools’ Teachers Hall of Fame in 1998. After 50 years, he is still a current employee of Red River High School!