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Published October 08, 2012, 08:46 AM

DSU stadium renamed in honor of football coach

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Dickinson State University's football stadium has been formally named after the team's legendary coach.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Dickinson State University's football stadium has been formally named after the team's legendary coach.

The Badlands Activities Center, completed in 2009, was renamed the Henry Biesiot Activities Center during a ceremony after DSU's homecoming game against Montana Tech on Saturday, The Dickinson Press reported.

"I've been around for a few years," Biesiot told fans at the ceremony. "It's a touching, touching thing."

Biesiot has coached the Blue Hawks since 1976, racking up more than 250 wins. He holds the NAIA record for most wins at one school, and he's in a battle this season with St. Francis coach Kevin Donley for the honor of most wins in NAIA history. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2006.

Biesiot said the renaming of the stadium is not just a credit to him but to countless others.

"There's so many people that have had so much to do with this," he said. "You've got to remember, Hank never made a block, never made a tackle. I happened to witness a lot of them.

"The guys I've coached with, there's certainly been special memories from the first one to the last one," he said. "Those are what relationships, names and memories are made out of."

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