A teacher and coach who spent most of his time running Mitchell High School’s successful basketball program has died. Gary Munsen died at home Tuesday morning.
Gary Munsen was a larger-than-life figure in his four decades on South Dakota’s sidelines. He was a big man, known for his intensity, and his success as coach of the Mitchell Kernels. A former player who became a friend of Munsen is Steve Culhane, now the business manager for the Mitchell School District.