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Dennis KalpinCoach Kalpin retired as head football coach in 2007 after 17 seasons, and was selected  for his numerous contributions to Cardinal Atheletics and the Alexandria community.

View the two part video tribute to Coach Kalpin on YouTube.

Part 1

Part 2

The list of accomplishments for Coach Kalpin is long and distinguished.  Below is a sample of some of them:

  • Graduated Parkers Prairie HS 1957
  • BA from Augsburg College 1961
  • MA from North Dakota State Univ. 1980
  • Educator 1961-2001
  • Married to wife Ruth for 48 years
  • Dennis and Ruth have 4 daughters:  Laurie, Nancy, Susan, & Katie
  • ND High School Coaches Hall of Fame
  • ND amateur fast-pitch Hall of Fame
  • Augsburg College Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Captain Augsburg College Football Team
  • Minnesota State Coaches Assembly Rep 10yrs
  • Lettered 4 years Football and Baseball at Augsburg
  • 29 Years Head Football Coach - 167/115 Record
  • 18 Years as Assistant Football Coach
  • 17 Years Alexandria Head Football Coach - 126/58 Record
  • 29 years Assistant Basketball Coach
  • 20 years Fast Pitch Softball Coach
  • 7 Years Track and Field Coach
  • 22 Years Baseball/Softball Director Fargo Parks
  • 43 Year Affiliation with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Member First Lutheran Church
  • Chairman Alex YMCA Board of Directors