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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Gary Garner

Gary Garner

Gary Garner

Head Men’s Basketball Coach




Gary Garner is the Men’s Head Basketball Coach for DSU. Prior to coming to Dakota State, he served as the assistant coach for Iowa Energy, a team with the NBA Development League, for two seasons (2007-2009).

Gary served as head basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State University from 1997 to 2006. From 1991-1997, he led the men's team at Fort Hays State University. In 2011, Gary was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame for his successful coaching era at Fort Hays State University. He and his wife, Barb, currently reside in Madison.


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