Coach Marv Pedersen is from Flasher, North Dakota. He graduated from Mary College (now University of Mary) with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health and a master’s degree in education administration. Marv recently retired from Mandan Middle School after teaching history for 23 years. He has spent 29 years in the coaching ranks at Solen and at Mandan, along with one year at BSC in 2010. As an assistant coach, Marv was instrumental in helping to lead the Mandan High School girls’ basketball team to nine State Class A Championships.