Article by Ian Grande
Fargo – Former Stanley Athletic Director Lyne Enget was inducted into the North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
Current Stanley Athletic Director Brooks Stafslien was on hand to help present the award. “Lyne was very well respected in the NDIAAA circles,” said Stafslien. “He was known as a fierce competitor but also a very humble and genuine person.”
Enget’s family was on hand to accept this prestigious honor on Lyne’s behalf. “Chase (Lyne’s son) gave an excellent speech that highlighted how much respect everyone had for Lyne,” said Stafslien. “I’m very happy for the Enget family, this was a great honor for Lyne.”
A trio of former assistant coaches; Scotty Meiers, Cory Rice, and Allen Burgad were also on hand to see their friend inducted into the NDIAAA Hall of Fame. Meiers gave a speech that highlighted their time together as coaches and friends.
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Lyne Enget Hall of Fame Induction Bio:
Lyne Enget was born in Tioga, on June 17, 1964, to Dale and Jan (Skalicky) Enget. They lived in Stanley, where he attended school through the seventh grade. During that time, his brother, Torrie, and sister, Misty, were born. The family moved to their family farm, south of Powers Lake, where Lyne graduated from high school in 1982. He was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track. Lyne continued his football career at Minot State University for one year, before transferring to North Dakota State University. He graduated from there in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in history education.
Lyne married his high school sweetheart, Robin Lindberg, on June 14, 1986. They lived in married housing at NDSU where they finished college together. Lyne and Robin then moved to Center, where Lyne taught and was the assistant football coach and head basketball coach for five years, while Robin taught in Stanton. They were blessed with the birth of their son, Chase, on Feb. 17, 1992. Their other son, Kale, completed their dreams when he was born on Feb. 2, 1994.
Lyne and Robin chose to move closer to their families in 1994, when they were offered teaching jobs in Stanley. Little did Lyne know at that time what a tremendous impact he would have on the school and community in the following 21 years.
During his years of coaching, he led his team’ to four state championship games, winning the title at three of them. Though many would never know because of how humble of a man Lyne was, he received many prestigious awards. These [included m Coach of the Year awards, Athletic Director of the Year awards, and North Dakota’s Shrine Games and Badlands Bowl games.
Lyne was a longtime member of the Stanley City Council. The Stanley Fire Department was by far his second family. He took his role as a dedicated member of that crew with great pride and commitment. Lyne thought of each and every other member as a brother. His friends and co-workers at the Leader Bar were considered yet another family to Lyne. That is where he met and worked with his special friend, Hannah.
Lyne had a way to make everyone around him laugh, whether it was at him or with him! He touched so many lives in so many ways. No words can describe how much he will be missed.
*Ian Grande is the Editor of the Stanley Gazette. If you have any comments or concerns please email StanleyGazette@gmail.com
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