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Frazee’s activity director Dave Trautman (left) is retiring after 19 years of being at FHS and 13 years as A.D. He also served as the head Hornet softball coach for many years, as well as head football and basketball coach. BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD

Dave Trautman is retiring after 13 years as Frazee A.D., while Nick Courneya is on his way in

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It was late December of 2000 and Dave Trautman entered the Frazee High School as its new interim Activity Director under unfortunate circumstances.


The acting A.D. at the time was Frank Hesby, who suffered a heart attack during the Christmas break, thus lifting Trautman into that capacity for the remainder of the year.

The job was new to Trautman, but on that first day as interim A.D., he received two important calls.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.