Hunter Hall of Fame

Marv Heikkinen

Marv Heikkinen taught social studies at Denfeld from 1964 to 1996 and created some social studies classes that are still taught. He was a finalist for Terrific Teacher of the Year in 1991 and was the Greg Irons Award winner in ’92.

Marv coached track and advised the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but his fame was established as a football coach from 1971 to 1983. He coached the Hunters to two northern Minnesota championship games in ’74 and ’75 and state tournament berths in ’79 and ’82.

He has traveled extensively in retirement to such unique places as Ukraine, Iran, India, Egypt and (Kurdish) Iraq. While his career winning percentage as a football coach is the only to rival Walt Hunting’s at Denfeld, Marv is admired most for his intelligence and kindness.

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