by Dennis Dalman
Scott Hentges will replace John Ross as the head coach for the Sartell High School Sabre football team.
Hentges has been an integral part of Sartell High School’s athletics programs since 2000. For its football team, he served as quarterback coach and defensive-back coach, then as linebacker coach and running-back coach and most recently as defensive coordinator. He is also a social studies teacher at the high school.
He also coached baseball and boys and girls basketball at both Sartell and St. Cloud Tech.
During his high-school years at St. Cloud Tech High School, Hentges was a player and captain of the football team. After graduation, he attended St. Cloud State University where he earned a degree in 2000 after majoring in social studies education (with emphasis on history) and minoring in coaching.
In college, he was a three-year starter as defensive back for its football team, as well as a four-year starter as a special-teams player.
Earlier this year, long-time coach Ross announced he would retire from football-coaching duties to spend more time with his family and to dedicate more time to his other job as the school activities director.
“I am elated to announce the hiring of Scott Hentges as the new Sartell head coach,” Ross said in a statement to the press. “The Sabre football success, pride and tradition will continue under his leadership and impressive coaching talent. As the former head coach, I’m proud to pass the torch to such a talented educator.”
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.