Sanford POWER partners with Dickinson State University and Dickinson High School
DICKINSON, N.D. —As of August 16, Sanford POWER will be joining with Dickinson State University and Dickinson High School, welcoming a new strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer as part of an expanding effort to deliver expert strength and conditioning guidance to young athletes.
“Dickinson High School is excited to partner with Sanford Power to be part of our athletic department,” said Guy Fridley, Dickinson High School Activities Director. “We are grateful to have DHS grad Coach Sam Herauf lead and train our student athletes. Coach Herauf has a ton of pride in Midget athletics and we look forward to having him back on campus and motivating our kids in the weight room.”
Sam Herauf returns to Dickinson as the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, leading the design and implementation of POWER training programs for both schools and their athletic programs.
“I am really excited to be back in my hometown and use strength and conditioning as a way to develop better athletes,” says Sam Herauf. “I also hope to grow these athletes into people who can enjoy strength training throughout their lifetime. Sanford POWER is exactly what the community needs and I am thrilled to be leading the Dickinson program.”
Sam is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds a certification as a Level 2 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Prior to his new role in Dickinson, Sam represented Sanford POWER as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in Aberdeen South Dakota, where he was instrumental in embedding strength and conditioning into the culture of Aberdeen Central High School.
“We are thrilled to have Sam join our team. Sam’s leadership and prior experience make him the right person to lead our Dickinson POWER program,” said Mike Salwei, executive director of orthopedics and sports medicine at Sanford Health. “All of us at Sanford are excited to continue investing in our youth through this valuable service in Dickinson and the surrounding communities.”
Allison Smith will assist as an athletic trainer and Return to Performance Specialist. Allison received a Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Mary in Bismarck and has trained as a Return to Performance Specialist in Bismarck. Allison has received an extrication certification as well as HazMat training working with the Mandan Fire Department.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sam and Allison who will be working with our Dickinson State athletes,” said Pete Stanton, director of intercollegiate athletics. “Sam is a Blue Hawk alumni who will provide us with a full-time strength and conditioning coordinator that will make a difference in the training of our athletes. Allison will be instrumental in supporting our athletic training coverage as we now have over 400 athletes at Dickinson State. We are grateful to Sanford Health for making this happen and are excited to strengthen our partnership with Sanford Health at Dickinson State.”
Sanford POWER offers training that incorporates the latest in mobility, strength, speed, agility, plyometrics and explosive power development. Sanford POWER is the home of elite athletes such as NFL quarterback Carson Wentz, three-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen and professional golf standout Amy Olson. POWER has North Dakota locations in Fargo and Bismarck, as well as Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Bemidji, Minnesota and Irvine, California, as well as a partnership with Watford City High School. POWER is planning to expand into Grand Forks September 2021.
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The Sanford Bismarck region provides health care to central and western North Dakota, eastern Montana and northern South Dakota. It includes 21 clinics in Bismarck, Mandan, Minot, Dickinson and Watford City, as well as a Level II trauma center located in Bismarck.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,500 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries. Learn more about Sanford Health’s transformative work to improve the human condition at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.
Coleman to oversee POWER Basketball Academies
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Freddy Coleman has been named director of the Sanford POWER Basketball Academies.
Coleman has led the POWER Basketball Academy in Fargo since 2019. He is a former standout basketball player for North Dakota State University, helping the Bison reach the NCAA Tournament in 2009 before coming back to his alma mater as an assistant coach in 2013.
Prior to that, Coleman was the top assistant at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. He played three seasons at NDSU from 2007-11, appearing in 31 games for the 2008-09 Bison team that won the Summit League championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He missed his junior year with an injury and averaged a career-high 8.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a senior in 2010-11.
A native of St. Paul, Coleman graduated from NDSU with a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation leadership in May 2011. He will oversee basketball programming at the POWER academies in Sioux Falls and Fargo, located at the Sanford Pentagon and the Sanford POWER Center, respectively.
“In all our academies, we encourage opportunities and transformations that go beyond sports-based skills,” said Steve Young, president of Sanford Sports. “Freddy stands for personal development, leadership and sportsmanship – in addition to being an outstanding coach. He helps athletes develop as players, and more importantly, as people.”
The Sanford POWER Basketball Academy is a comprehensive player development program with a wide variety of basketball development options. From private workouts to team management and everything in between, the professional staff is knowledgeable, energetic, and creates a positive environment for players of all ages and skill levels to develop, learn and enjoy the game of basketball.
“I am pumped to take on the new role of director of the Sanford POWER Basketball Academies. As a former player, college coach and now trainer, my number one goal has always been to make a positive impact on people’s lives through athletics,” said Coleman. “There is so much that we can teach athletes through sport that applies to their everyday lives moving forward. That is what really motivates me, and what will drive our basketball academies moving forward. With all the resources that we have at Sanford, we can and will create a top-notch experience for the basketball athletes that come through our facilities.”
Sanford POWER academies integrate sport-specific skill development with strength and conditioning, sports medicine, sports physical therapy and sports science. Academy offerings include basketball, baseball and softball, football, golf, hockey and volleyball, and vary by location.
Sanford POWER to host free football clinics in Aberdeen and Brookings
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Sanford POWER is hosting two free football clinics in Aberdeen and Brookings this summer featuring local NFL players. The first clinic will be at 10 a.m. on July 6 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota with Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert and Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham. The second clinic will be at 1 p.m. on July 7 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, with Goedert attending.
Both clinics are open to area students entering grades 4-8. There is no cost to attend, but participants must register for either the Aberdeen clinic or the Brookings clinic
locations. There will be limited spots available for both clinics.
The Aberdeen clinic will take place at the practice facility at Northern State University. Coaches from Northern State and local volunteers will also help at the clinic. The Brookings clinic will take place at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.
“This is a great opportunity to have two NFL players come back to South Dakota and lead these football clinics for young athletes,” said Sam Herauf, strength, and conditioning specialist at Sanford POWER in Aberdeen. “We are thrilled to give these young athletes the chance to learn some new skills on the field, while also having a blast.”
Goedert, a native of Britton, South Dakota, was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. This past season, the former South Dakota State University standout made 46 catches for 524 yards with three touchdowns.
Ham, a graduate of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is entering his sixth season with Minnesota. A Pro Bowl selection at fullback in 2019, Ham finished last season with eight catches for 97 yards and one touchdown while also blocking for Dalvin Cook who finished second in the NFL in rushing with 1,557 yards.
Sanford Health is the official sports medicine provider of Northern State University and South Dakota State University.
About Sanford Health Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 46 hospitals, 1,500 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and 10 countries.