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Former MSUM, NDSU coach Skaar dies at 82

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Marv Skaar, a former head men's basketball coach at Minnesota State Moorhead and North Dakota State who ex-players say could light up a room when he walked in, died Thursday in Red Wing.

He was 82.

Skaar was the Bison head coach for six years from 1972-78, compiling a 93-69 record. His best season was 1973-74, when the Bison went 17-10 and qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional.

But more than games and records, he was "Marvelous Marv" to the basketball community.

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