Mike Ellingson has been named head football coach for the Triton Cobras pending school board approval at their April 16 meeting, activities Director Shane Van Beek announced this week.
After a thorough search of candidates from Minnesota and surrounding states, the search committee is recommending Ellingson as the second head coach in the school's history, Van Beek said.
Ellingson has been an assistant football coach at Triton for the past 15 years, including 14 as defensive coordinator. During this time the Cobras claimed one State AA championship and one State AA runner up finish.
He teaches math at Triton and in addition to his football duties has been head baseball coach for the past nine years.
Ellingson is a graduate of Hinckley-Finlayson High School and Concordia University in St. Paul. While at Concordia, he participated in football as a linebacker. Ellingson is a Dodge Center resident along with his wife, Ani, and their five children.