Bemidji High School gymnastics coach Don Papreck was named the Section 8A Coach of the Year during the state gymnastics meet.
"It came as a huge surprise," Papreck said. "During the state meet I went into the coaches' room to collect some certificates for our gymnasts and that is when the officials handed the Coach of the Year certificate to me."
The Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the section coaches. Last year BHS competed in Section 8-2A and Papreck was honored as that section's Coach of the Year.