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Coach Jerry Gores

Jerry Gores is a Hall of Fame Track and Field Coach.

2013 North Dakota State University Hall of Fame Inductee.

2010 Minot State University Hall of Fame.

Recognized as a National leader in Speed development of athletes.

Winningest Women’s Coach in the North Central Conference history with 18 Championships.

Led North Dakota State to 18 North Central Conference championships as head women’s track and field and cross country coach from 1987-99.

Received 12 NCC Coach of the Year awards.

Received 6 Central Region Coach of the Year awards.

Honored as the 1999 National Indoor Coach of the Year.

Coached 49 athletes to 195 All-American honors during his career at NDSU, including 22 All-American relay teams. 

Led NDSU to 20 top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Division II Championships.

Guided teams to 4 top-4 finishes at national meets.

1995 and 1996, his teams were ranked 1st nationally in the indoor national dual meet rankings.

NDSU finished in the top 10 as a team at the NCAA Indoor Championships for 9 consecutive years from 1991-99, including a 3rd place finish in 1995 and 4th place finishes in 1996 and 1999.

From 1991-96, NDSU won 12 straight NCC team titles between indoor and outdoor track & field.

Coached 65 individual North Central Conference champions.

In 1991 he led the bison women’s cross country squad to a 4th place finish at the national meet.
Coached US Olympic Trials participants Edie Boyer, Kris Ihle, Julie Shorter, along with Lisa  Kresky and Jane Loskot at the Canadian Trials. 

Made coaching stops at Northern Arizona (1984-85) ,Minot State (1985-87) and Minot Public School (1979-1984) prior to starting at NDSU in 1987.

Awarded Lecturer of the year by North Dakota State University.

Built a successful career as an executive pharmaceutical sales representative at Eli Lilly and Company in Fargo following his coaching career being named National Sales Representative of the Year in 2005.

Was a  2 time President Council Council Winner, for top sales results and leadership skills, which is the top award granted by Eli Lilly and Company.

A 1974 graduate of Cando (ND) High School, Gores lives in Fargo with his wife of 18 years, Gail.
He has 3 sons Maxwell, Grant and John.