FARGO, N.D. - Even when he's not coaching Don Menke still garners honors.
Menke, who coached the Midgets for Estherville and Estherville Lincoln Central for several years, received the girls' softball coach of the year at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association convention in Fargo, N.D., last Wednesday, July 25.
Menke retired from coaching after the 2011 season after leading the Dowling Catholic Maroons to a fifth-place finish at the Class 4A State Tournament.
Former Estherville/Estherville Lincoln Central coach Don Menke coached his final game at the Class 4A State Tournament last season as he led Dowling Catholic to a fifth-place finish.
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Menke finished his career with over 900 victories, most of them in Estherville.
He finished his career with 918-350 record, including a 98-56 record at Dowling.