Michael Larsen
Michael Larsen Image
Assistant Coach | 7th Season
Dakota State University

Michael Larsen is entering his fourth season as the top assistant Trojan Men's Basketball Assistant Coach, his seventh overall with the Dakota State men's basketball coaching staff.

The Trojans captured back-to-back North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) regular-season co-champions and captured two consecutive NSAA's automatic bid to the national tournament after winning the conference postseason tournament.  DSU qualified for the national tournament four times in the last five years.

Dakota State established a school record nine-game winning streak, including capturing the NSAA conference postseason tournament.  The Trojans recorded double digits wins for seven straight seasons for the first time in 20 years.

In 2014, the Trojans advanced to the first-ever North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball Postseason Tournament's championship game.

Larsen was an integral member of the DSU coaching staff that helped the Trojans capture back-to-back Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Division II Men's Basketball Conference Tournament Champions in 2012 and 2013.  The Trojans qualified for the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament in 2012 and advanced to the 'Elite Eight' in 2013 for the first time since 1992. 

Larsen, a first-team All-State High School basketball player that helped captured State Championship in Utah, played three years at Northwest Missouri State University.  He was a member of two conference championship teams and qualified to NCAA Division II National Tournament twice.  Larsen coached one year of high school basketball in Missouri and led the Northwest Nodaway Blue Jays to the conference finals.

Larsen came to Dakota State to play his final year of eligibility.  He was named to Dakota Athletic Conference third team All-Conference.  Larsen was an integral member of the DSU men's basketball team that recorded their first winning season in 20 years.

Larsen graduated from Northwest Missouri State with a major in Corporate Recreation and a minor in Coaching in July 2011.  He graduated with his Master's in Education Technology at Dakota State University.  Mike and his wife Kati have a daughter, Natalie and reside in Madison.

E-mail:  [email protected]
Phone:  801-860-0883

2017-18 Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Brendon BoomsmaSRG5-9170Crooks, S.D.Tri-Valley High School
RSCreighton Raabe*FRG  
1Brady ElderFRG5-10145Pleasantville, IowaPleasantville High School
3Keeon JohnsonJRF6-4200Waterloo, IowaEllsworth Community College (Iowa)
5Dalyn BekkdahlFR  
10Link TuckerSOF6-4200White River, S.D.Chadron State University (Neb.)
12Kevin DanielsSRG6-3185Cincinnati, OhioKankakee Community College (Ill.)
23Justin FolkersJRF6-9235Mission, S.D.White River High School
24Maurice ArringtonJRF6-6210Cedar Rapids, IowaEllsworth Community College (Iowa)
25Josh McGrealFRF6-7190Lino Lakes, Minn.Lino Lakes St. Mary's Academy High School
33Falcon AlbersSRG6-4180Martin, S.D.Presentation College (S.D.)
34Bobby FarquahSRF6-7250Allen, TexasCollin College (Texas)
* Redshirt
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Head Coach
9th season
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Assistant Coach
7th season
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Grad Assistant
1st season
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Assistant Coach
1st season
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5th season
2017-18 Roster
Roster for 2017-18 JV Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Ethan NelsonFR  
1Jeff CurrinFRG6-0185Garden City, Kan.Garden City High School
3Nick TherouxFRG6-0170Blaine, Minn.Blaine High School
4Sawyer HansenFRG6-1165Canby, Minn.Canby High School
5Mitchell BieverFRG6-1175Pipestone, Minn.Pipestone Area High School
10Eric HasartFRG6-3155Huron, S.D.James Valley Christian High School
12Casey WalterFRG6-3152Afton, IowaEast Union High School
24Trent AmbroseFRF6-2178Nassau, BahamasDoris Johnson Senior High School
33Lucas Iron HeartFR  
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