Roger F. Huffman

Roger. F. Huffman 

Roger F.Huffman crossed the finish line to take the North Dakota College Athletic Conference championship in the 440 yard dash at the meet in Jamestown in 1949. Huffman was a stellar student athlete in football, basketball and track at Dickinson State College from the time he entered as a freshman in the late 1940s until his graduation in 1955. He returned to DSC in 1963 after a successful 8-year stint as a coach at Dickinson High School. During his time at Dickinson State, his roles included assistant professor of physical education, head football and track coach and assistant basketball coach. In 1966, Huffman was named university athletics director and chair of the Physical Education Division, posts he held until 1984 when he was named registrar and director of admissions. On September 12, 1987, Dickinson State dedicated the track at Whitney Stadium in his honor, naming it Huffman Track. Huffman retired in 1991.On April 9, 2010, the new track at the Badlands Activities Center was rededicated to Huffman for his steadfast dedication to his alma mater.
The Huffman Track is named in honor of Roger F. Huffman. For more than six decades, Huffman has demonstrated dedicated service to his alma mater, Dickinson State University (DSU) and to the university’s athletic program. Huffman is a native of Killdeer, N.D., and has been influential at the university since he first arrived as a student in the late 1940s. He was an active and accomplished student-athlete in football, basketball and track prior to his graduation in 1955. He returned to DSU in 1963 and served in a variety of capacities until his retirement in 1991. His roles included assistant professor of physical education, head football and track coach and assistant basketball coach. In 1966, Huffman was named university athletics director and chair of the Physical Education Division, posts he held until 1984 when he was named registrar and director of admissions.