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Duluth East Basketball Tip-Off Dinner


Please join us for our 5th annual Tip-Off Dinner.





UMD Men's Coach, Justin Wieck

Justin Wieck, 2018-2019 Keynote Speaker

Wieck, a native of North Liberty, Iowa, was joined Tuesday by wife Laura, son Jordy, 6, daughter Anya, 4, and mother Karna.

After graduating, Wieck spent four years with the Iowa program before a two-year assistant stint at NSIC member Northern State and two years as head coach at Jamestown (N.D.), where he went 32-31, including 17-12 in his second season.

Wieck took the helm at UMD in April, after spending the past four seasons as an assistant at NSIC rival Minnesota State-Moorhead, helping the Dragons to a 96-38 record, three NCAA Division II tournament appearances and two conference titles. 

We are excited to give Coach Wieck a warm, Duluth East Welcome on Wendesday, November 14th! 


Past Speakers

2014-2015 Season: Gary Holquist (former Head Men's Coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth) & Bob Kunze (former Head Boy's Coach at Duluth East High School)

2015-2016 Season: Don Ness (Mayor of Duluth, former basketball player at Duluth Central)

2016-2017 Season: Nick Guida (former Head Boy's Coach & Minnesota State Champion at Buffalo High School)

2017-2018 Season: Joel Maturi (former Athletic Director, University of Minnesota)