Weather Forecast

Jack Luoma, front center, poses with Bemidji High School’s 1974 state championship basketball team. Front row, from left, assistant coach Jerry Solheim, Luoma, assistant coach Phil Buhn; back row, from left, Jim Hickerson, Bob Luoma, Dale VanHouse, Eric Boysen, Jim Schmeckpeper, Jack Schwartz, Steve Vogel, Stan Drew, John McRae, Don Hubbell, Jesse Vaughn, Mike Rowlette, Perry Dreyer, Tim Koski. Pioneer File Photo

A local legend: Former players, friends remember influential coach Jack Luoma


BEMIDJI – Everyone knew Jack Luoma.

Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading
Log in or activate your account if you are a current Bemidji Pioneer subscriber.
Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer, focusing on Bemidji State but also covering area high schools. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
(218) 333-9772