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Coaching Staff
Rick Nikunen
Position: Head Coach
   
Experience: 13th Year
   
Hometown: Biwabik, MN
   
Phone: 1-800-959-6282 Ext. 8707
   
Email: Rick.Nikunen@northlandcollege.edu
Educational Background:
- Bachelor of Science degree from Mayville State University (Mayville,ND) in 1979
- Master of Science degree from North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) in 1984
 
Coaching Experience:

Coaching Record:  164 W 159 L

2009-2010 -

- 1979-81 Asst. Girl's Basketball Coach & Head Golf Coach Alvarado HS, Alvarado, MN
- 1982-84 Asst. Men's Basketball Coach North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
- 1984-87 Asst. Men's Basketball Coach University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
- 1987-91 Head Men's Basketball Coach McCook Comm. College, McCook, Nebraska
- NCCAC Conference Champions - 1988-89 & 1990-91
- NCCAC Coach of the Year - 1988-89 & 1990-91
- 1992-98 Head Women's Basketball Coach Northland Comm. & Tech. College
- 1998-present Head Men's Basketball Coach Northland Comm. & Tech. College

 
Personal:
At Northland, Coach Nikunen also works as a Psychology instructor. He and his wife Shari have a son Willie.
 
Grant Conway
Position: Assistant Coach
   
Experience: 3rd Year
   
Hometown: Argyle, MN
   
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Educational Background:
- 2003 graduate of Stephen/Argyle High School
- Associates degree from Northalnd College in 2006
- Bachelor of Arts degree from Bemidji State in 2008
Coaching Experience:

- 2004-2006 assistant womens basketball coach Northland College

 
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Nic Ricks
Position: Assistant Coach
   
Experience: 1st year
   
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