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Northland College

Head Men's Basketball Coach
Northland College



Men's Coach

Head Boys' Basketball Coach
Greenfield High School

Merrill Coach


bachelor's degree
physical education
UW-Stevens Point

master's degree
health , physical education and recreation

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"While Lakeland played very well, after ...

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"While Lakeland played very well, after the first quarter we took control of the tempo," MHS coach Kurt Soderberg said.

"He threw to an All-State (football) receiver, so I guess it's okay," Soderberg said.
"We took a time out with two minutes left in the first quarter, and one of the players made the statement, 'We've just got to get down to work,' " Soderberg said.
"We need to figure out why we're starting slowly, particularly on the offensive end," Soderberg said.

The Daily Press - Ashland, Wisconsin

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Soderberg will leave Northland, coach at Olivet

Kurt Soderberg, the head men's basketball coach at Northland College, has resigned to accept a similar position at Olivet College in Olivet, Mich.
"Kurt has done a tremendous job of rebuilding our program." In his two years at Northland, Soderberg compiled a 7-45 record, including a 3-19 mark in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play.However, his teams made great strides in many areas and were much more competitive. Last season, the Lumberjacks finished 5-21, which was three wins more than the previous season.They also were 3-9 in UMAC play after going 0-10 the prior year, but those weren't the benchmarks that Soderberg saw as the definitive success. "The only thing statistically that pointed to significant improvement was our defensive average," he said."We went from the high 80s to 66 points a game and ranked sixth in the nation. "That's significant, but to me, we're proud of the quality of young men we brought in here." Soderberg said he hadn't looked into this, but rather had been approached by Olivet officials.After checking into it, he felt it was something he couldn't pass on. "It was a very, very difficult decision to make for my family, but in the long run, it was a good opportunity," he said. Besides the overall progress and plenty of talented young players brought in through recruiting the last two years, Soderberg also took pride in the overall camaraderie of the Lumberjacks. "(What I feel most proud about is) the feeling that we generated when we talked with the team," said Soderberg.

The Daily Press - Ashland, Wisconsin

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"We're extremely excited, not only because of the player he is, but what kind of person he is," said Northland coach Kurt Soderberg.

"It's a win-win for Northland basketball and Northland College because we've got a talented young man both in the classroom and on the floor," said Soderberg.
Soderberg said they'll work on getting him in the position where he can play the 2 spot for Northland, as his niche will be on the perimeter.Still, he said Fleig's versatility will eventually play a big part in his role at Northland.
"He's a tremendous kid who will have a tremendous upside in the upcoming years," said Soderberg.

"You've got to dance with the ...

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"You've got to dance with the girl you brought to the dance," Merrill coach Kurt Soderberg said.

"I can't wait," Soderberg said.
Soderberg said Jesperson has "just started to scratch the surface" of his ability, and expects him to make an impact as a long-range shooter right away.
"He's got crazy range, and he's going to have a chance to show it," Soderberg said.

D3hoops.com: May 2004 Notables

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OLIVET, Mich. - Kurt Soderberg has been named Olivet's head men's coach according to an announcement by school president Don Tuski.

Soderberg has been the men's coach at Northland in Ashland, Wis., the last two years.The recent Division III entrant was 8-41 under his tenure.He replaces Steve Hettinga, who resigned quietly following the season.
"We are extremely pleased to have Kurt joining the Olivet family," said Tuski.
While at Northland, Soderberg also served as the college's athletic recruiting coordinator, an admissions representative and was a member of the athletic advisory committee.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead Olivet College's men's basketball program," said Soderberg."Olivet's philosophy and my philosophy, I believe, are an excellent fit.I am going to recruit student-athletes who exhibit great character and want to be a part of something special.Our program will have a family-like atmosphere and it will be something the entire community can be very proud of."
Prior to coaching at Northland, Soderberg was the head boys' basketball coach at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.During his five seasons (1997-2002) there, he led the Hilltoppers to an overall record of 84-29.For the 1998-99 campaign, his squad went 21-3 and won the Greater Metro Conference Championship and Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association State Championship.The Hilltoppers also won the conference title during the 1997-98 and 1999-2000 seasons.Soderberg was named the Greater Metro Conference Coach of the Year following the 1999-2000 campaign.
Soderberg's coaching career also includes serving as head boys' basketball coach at Greenfield High School in Wisconsin, an assistant coach at Division III Coe and a graduate assistant coach at South Dakota State.
A native of Marshfield, Wis., Soderberg earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from the UW-Stevens Point in 1993 and a master's degree in health, physical education and recreation from SDSU in 1995.

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