Moorhead Wrestling | COACHING STAFF


Gerad  Fugleberg- Head Varsity Coach


Coach Fugleberg is entering his 2nd year as Head Coach of the Spud wrestling team. Coach Fugleberg grew up locally, graduating from Fargo South High School, in Fargo, North Dakota in 2010. He was a three-time letter winner in football and five-time letter winner in wrestling with the Bruins. He was a 2-time wrestling state finalist, bringing home one Runner-up finish and one state championship. The Bruins also had three top 4 state team finishes under, then Head Coach, Lynn Forde. The highlight of those state finishes was during Fugleberg's junior year when the Bruins finished 2nd in state as a dual team. Coach Fugleberg continued his wrestling career at Minnesota State University Moorhead under Head Coach Kris Nelson. He was a 3 year starter for the Dragons and would go on to graduate from MSUM with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education. Fugleberg is now a teacher at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead as well as as an assistant football coach for the varsity football team. Coach Fugleberg is engaged to be married to current assistant Spud volleyball coach, Amber Gunkel in June of 2020. 

Mike Hamm - Volunteer Assistant Varsity Coach


Coach Hamm is entering his 4th year coaching the Spud wrestling team where he will continue to help out on a limited volunteer schedule. Coach Hamm is originally from Frazee, MN where he was a two time state placer and wrestled on multiple state placing teams for Frazee. Before coaching for Moorhead, Coach Hamm was an assistant coach in Casselton, ND for eight years.  He was also a volunteer coach for three years for the Cobber Club youth wrestling program.  Coach Hamm is married to Mackenzie Hamm who was also from Frazee and they have five very active children; Faith, Hope, Liam, Grace, and Serenity

Trent Sovde - Assistant Varsity Coach


Coach Sovde is entering his 6th year coaching the Spud wrestling team.  Coach Sovde is originally from Greenbush MN where he was a four time MN state tournament qualifier, a two time finalist, and a state champion as a senior. After high school, Sovde continued his wrestling career at NDSU for 3 seasons and finished his last 2 at MSUM.

JJ Fankhanel - Assistant Varsity Coach


Coach Fankhanel is entering his 3rd year coaching the Spud wrestling team.

JJ graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1993, where he wrestled for Ron Gadberry and got to know his future wife Amy who was the wrestling team statistician. JJ entered the USMC after graduation, spending five years with the 3rd Marine Regiment, in Hawaii and two years in California.  After the USMC he returned to Moorhead earning an Associates Degree in Construction Management.  After a few years working in the construction industry he returned to MSUM and completed his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and a Minor in Coaching.  JJ taught in Pelican Rapids, MN where he also coached wrestling for seven years. He has been working as the Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator for the ND Army National Guard for the past four years, and has a total of 16 years of total military service. He and his family moved to Moorhead in 2016, were he began coaching at Moorhead High School.  In May of 2018 he completed a Master Degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling.  JJ and his wife Amy and their two sons Evan (14) and Zack (13) live in Moorhead.  Their daughter Miranda lives in Pelican Rapids, MN.

David Ahmed- Assistant Varsity Coach
David Ahmed is entering his first season as a wrestling coach for the Spuds.  He grew up in Conrad Montana where he was an all state wrestler and football player.  He wrestled at Concordia College in Moorhead where he earned his Bachelor's degree in mathematics education.  He is a math teacher at Moorhead High School, and also is a freshman football coach.  He has been a wrestling coach for the past 12 years, most recently at Osseo High School.  He is married to Cassie, and they live in Hawley.  David is excited to begin the season Go Spuds!!   
Mike Jenkins  - Head Jr. High/Assistant Varsity Coach
Jared Flemming- Assistant Jr. High & High School Coach
Cal Prigge- Assistant Jr. High & Varsity Coach
Aaron Hingst- Volunteer Assistant

Past Coaches



Phil Sheffield

Bill Pierce    

Dan Grohnke 

Ron Gadberry   

Harris Shellito 

Guy Kimball  

Mick Dunn    

Bret Maughan      

Shawn Osbourne    

Paul Larson     

Joe Gaughan    

Skip Toops    

Kenard Booker






























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