Bill Fitch (BB co 1962-67)
A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Fitch is a graduate of Coe College and earned a master's degree in education psychology from Creighton, where he began his coaching career as a baseball and basketball coach. Fitch was head coach of the Sioux basketball program from 1962-67 and led UND to an overall record of 94-45, three straight North Central Conference titles (1965-66-67) and took those last three teams to the NCAA Tournament, finishing third in 1965 and fourth in 1966. He coached two All-Americans at UND in Phil Jackson and Paul Pederson. Fitch left UND for the head coaching job at Bowling Green and from there became head coach at Minnesota. Fitch began his pro career in 1970-71 with the expansion Cleveland Cavaliers (he spend nine years in Cleveland) and went on to four years with the Boston Celtics, five with the Houston Rockets and three with the New Jersey Nets. The first coach to be named NBA Coach of the Year twice, Fitch's overall career NBA record was 845-877, leaving him 5th on the all-time NBA coaches win list.
Jerome (Jerry) D. Jacobs (FB 1962-64)
A native of Renville, Minn., Jacobs is a 1967 graduate of UND with a Bachelor of Philosophy from the College of Sciences, Literature and Arts. He was a three-time (1962-63-64) letterwinner for the Sioux football team and also played for the Sioux basketball team in 1962 as forward and center. An offensive tackle for the Sioux grid squad, Jacobs earned honorable mention all-conference and UND Most Valuable Lineman accolades and in 1964 was tabbed a Little All-American. Jacobs says that 1964 campaign holds many memories for him, notably UND's hard-fought 9-7 win over Montana State and the 20-13 Homecoming Game victory over arch-rival North Dakota State--UND's 12th straight win over the Bison.
Ray Jones (BB 1974-75)
A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Jones is a 1975 graduate of UND with a bachelor's degree in elementary and physical education. He was a two-time (1974-75) letterwinner as a guard for the Sioux basketball team. Jones was a Sioux captain, the team's assists leader and it top defensive player inn each of the two seasons and was a first-team All-Midwest Regional choice in 1974. Jones, who says his degree has helped him in teaching and coaching kids, has been employed by the UND Housing Office as a Head Resident; has been UND's junior varsity basketball coach.
Ron Kavadas (FB 1952-55)
A native of Grand Forks, Kavadas is a 1957 graduate of UND with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He was a four-year letterwinner (1952-53-54-55) for the Sioux football team. Kavadas, a four-year started for the Sioux, played center and linebacker at UND and was an honorable mention All-NCC choice in '53, and All-NCC selection in '54 and an honorable mention Associated Press All-American and All-NCC pick in '55. He played for the Montreal Canadian Football League in 1956 before returning to UND to coach freshman football for two years.
Bill Selman (H 1961-63; H co 1966-68)
A native of Fort Frances, Ont., Selman is a 1963 graduate of UND with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He was a three-year letterwinner (1961-62-63) as a defenseman for the Sioux hockey team and played for UND's second national championship team in 1962-63. Selman's career scoring totals were 1 goal and 19 assists for 20 points in 72 games. He became head coach of the Sioux hockey program in 1966, guided UND to the NCAA Tournament in both of his seasons as head coach and was named WCHA Coach of the Year in 1967.
Mark Taylor (H 1976-80)
A native of Vancouver, B.C., Taylor is a 1980 graduate of UND with a B.S.B.A. He was a four-year letterwinner (1977-78-79-80) as a forward for the Sioux hockey team and was a member of UND's third NCAA championship team in 1970-80. Taylor left UND as the school's all-time leading scorer with 97 goals and 168 assists for 265 points in 157 games. He held this record until Greg Johnson broke the record years later. Taylor was a first-team All-American and national college player of the year in 1980, in addition to being UND's Athlete of the Year and a member of the 1979 WCHA all-academic team. Taylor went to play for Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington during a four-year career in the National Hockey League. He also spent three years in the American Hockey League and five years playing in Europe.