Sport

Basketball, Volleyball,
Softball, Badminton, Track

Years Played

1971-75

Year Inducted

2000

A multi-sport star for the fledgling women's programs of the early 1970s, Peggy Zimmerman competed in basketball, volleyball, badminton, track, and softball.

She was a four-year starter on the basketball court, where she co-captained the team and was the leading scorer during the 1972-73 season (180 points and an 11.3 points-per-game average). She graduated as the leading scorer in school history with 445 points.

Zimmerman-Stibbe was a member of the Bison volleyball team that was the state AIAW champions in 1973 and was the Minn-Kota Conference champion in badminton in 1974.

A member of the NDSU softball team for three seasons as an outfielder, she helped NDSU win the 1973 North Dakota collegiate championship and advance to the College Softball World Series that same season.

She graduated from NDSU in 1975 with a degree in education and physical education and received a master's degree in 1988 from NDSU in educational administration. In between, she taught high school in Minnesota for six years, winning six conference championships, four district titles, four regional championships and two state titles while compiling a 124-15 record in basketball. She also coached volleyball and track over that stretch, including a seventh-place finish in the state volleyball tournament.

Zimmerman-Stibbe was an assistant women's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Missouri for two years where the Tigers won one Big Eight championship and reached the Sweet 16 in the national championships.

She taught school and coached at Hazen (N.D.) High School and Fargo North High School for 11 years, coaching the eighth-grade boys and assisting with the varsity girls at Hazen.  She coached Fargo North's girls to three Eastern Dakota Conference championships, eight appearances in the state tournament and two runner-up finishes. She recorded a 273-107 record as the head coach at North. She has earned Coach of the Year awards from WCCO Radio in Minneapolis and Kellogg in 1978, and the EDC from 1987-89.

A native of Arthur, N.D., she has been the assistant principal at Discovery Junior High in Fargo since 1994. She was the North Dakota physical education Teacher of the Year in 1995, the North Dakota Athletic Director of the Year in 1997, and was inducted into the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1997. She and her husband, Fred Stibbe, have two sons.