Boys basketball: Dave Cresap to be inducted into Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Perham's Dave Cresap will be inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame on Oct. 29. Cresap joins five other inductees in the class of 2022.

Perham head coach Dave Cresap focuses in on the game during the first half of Perham's Winter Lakes game with Osakis on Feb, 8, 2020.
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PERHAM – The Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association has named Perham’s Dave Crssap, along with five other coaches who will be inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame on Oct. 29.

Cresap began his coaching career at Upham, North Dakota. After seven years at Upham, he moved to Walhalla, ND. In 1995, after ten years coaching in North Dakota, Dave moved back across the border and began his Minnesota coaching career as Perham’s head coach.

During the course of his 27 seasons at the helm of the Perham boys program he has led the Yellowjackets to 10 Heart O’Lakes Conference crowns and five section titles with State Tournament Appearances, including a 2010-11 State Class AA Championship.

The 2011-12 Jackets finished third in the State Tournament and the 2019-20 squad was 28-0 heading into the section championship when the season ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cresap is a member of the 600 Wins Club with an overall record of 644-293. Cresap has been recognized by his peers as Section Coach of the Year seven times and Minnesota Class AA State Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2019. He also received Max Sports National Coach of the Year honors in 2011. Dave is a lifetime MSHSCA member and coached in the MBCA All-Star Series. His coaching career off the hardwood includes 10 years as Assistant Coach of the Perham girls’ tennis program–earning State Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2017.


The purpose of the MBCA Hall of Fame is to give special recognition to the people of Minnesota who have made significant contributions to promote high school basketball in the state via their achievements and service.

The other 2022 inductees are:

• Dick Ghizoni – St. Agnes, Hill-Murray, Mpls. Southwest

• Grant Guzy – Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights

• Pete Petrich – Red Wing

• Vern Simmons – St. Paul Johnson

• Jeff Wall – Anoka, Maranatha Christian Academy, Mpls. Patrick Henry, Irondale

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