Basketball, Track

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A three-year basketball letterman for North Dakota State from 1939 to 1942, Nygard was a member of three consecutive North Central Conference title basketball teams. He earned All-NCC honors as a guard in 1942. Nygard was also a three-year letterman in track. He coached for six years at Bismarck (N.D.) State College, where his 1953-54 team won the NDIAC basketball championship. A 33-year veteran of football and basketball officiating, he was elected to the North Dakota Officials Hall of Fame in 1970.