Life of the Legend


Brynn Rippy and Mady Tate

When you think about legendary teachers from Dewey High School, one name that comes to mind is Coach Close.  He teaches American History and Government, and he is our trophy team building track coach.   He has been instrumental in helping several athletes medal in the state meet and attain college scholarships for track and field.  Before finding his home here at DHS, Close studied at North Dakota State University.   While he was in college, his best friend wanted to become a teacher, and that’s is the main reason Coach Close became one, as well. In his class, Coach Close expects his kids to learn about America’s history and to aim high for good grades.  When he is not molding young minds in the classroom, he enjoys watching sports and traveling as much as he can. He has visited several historical sites, both in the USA and out.