Faces of Sports: Norm Sheets

Hastings High coach Norm Sheets meets with his players
during their first practice on August 20, 1973.

The three Ds: Desire, dedication and determination.

Those were lessons Norm Sheets took from his own athletic career and gave back to his players as head football coach at Hastings High from 1973-80.

As a player at Trumbull High School, he was named to the All-Tribland 8-man football team at a time when there were more small schools in the area than there is now.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound middle linebacker then played at Kearney State College, becoming a team captain and earning All-Nebraska honors.

He learned about the three Ds while at Kearney where he was part of some successful teams. Later, as a coach himself, he wanted to create those same experiences for his players.

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