Former CCHS basketball coach retires

Staff report

After 43 years of coaching Rich Odell, former Cook County High School (CCHS) basketball coach, announced his retirement. His career record was 595-385.

Mr. Odell started coaching at CCHS in the fall of 1975 and coached for about a half-dozen years here before moving to Virginia, Minnesota, where he took his team to the state tournament twice. Before leaving CCHS, Mr. Odell’s 1981 team won the District 26 championship.

In 2016 Rich was inducted into the Minnesota Coaches Hall of Fame.

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