We are proud to announce this year's honoree is 1972 Jefferson graduate and founding memeber of the Alexandria Cardinal Athletic Foundation, Rich Nodland.
- Was born in Alexandria and has lived here his entire life
- Three children: Jennifer, Richard Jr., and Ryan.
- All three children graduated from Jefferson Sr. High School and received athletic scholarships to attend college.
- Three grandchildren: Will, Wade, and Wyatt.
- Participated in football, basketball, and track at Jefferson, and was a captain and all-conference in all three sports.
Attended college at Moorhead State University where he played football and participated in track.
President/Owner of Nodland Construction Company which is a 3rd generation family business and has been in operation for 95 years.
- Nodland Construction has been a 75 year member of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota.
Avid sportsman, hunter, and fisherman.
Life sponsor of Ducks Unlimited.
A member of St. Mary’s Church
Worked with Cap Paciotti to create the Cardinal Athletic Foundation.
Helped make improvements to the football field and installation of new lights for the field.
Instrumental in building the weight room at Jefferson.
Helped coach youth basketball and football.
- Supporter of Cardinal Athletics, Dollars for Scholars, Senior Party, United Way, and the YMCA.