For the first time ever, a former player will be leading the Bemidji High School girls golf team.
Tina Offerdahl, a 1996 BHS graduate, will take the reins of her alma mater’s team this spring and become the third head coach in program history. Offerdahl follows in the footsteps of Jeff Nelson (1988-2015) and Paul Daman (2016-19) as head coaches of Bemidji girls golf.
The hire brings Offerdahl full circle with the program, as she was one of the earliest Lumberjacks to ever swing a club. The girls team was formed in 1988, and, as a freshman in 1993, Offerdahl became just the program’s second individual to reach the state level. Only her older sister, Tami, beat her to it.
Offerdahl returned to state as an individual her senior season, which came after helping the program to its first two section championships in 1994 and 1995.
BHS also went to state as a team in 2003 and 2004, winning its lone state championship the latter season, but Bemidji hasn’t been back since. And so that becomes the goal moving forward.