Stu Engen
Stu Engen
Title: Athletic Director/Head Coach
Phone: 701-671-2446
Email: stuart.engen@ndscs.edu
Office Building: Blikre Activities Center
Room Number: 189

Career Highlights:

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Upper Iowa University
2018 Mon-Dak Conference Coach of the Year
2018 Region XIII Coach of the Year
2017 Mon-Dak Conference Coach of the Year
2017 Region XIII Coach of the Year
2016 District 11 Coach of the Year
2016 Mon-Dak Conference Coach of the Year
2016 Region XIII Coach of the Year
2015 Region XIII Coach of the Year
2014 Region XIII Coach of the Year
2013 Mon-Dak Conference Coach of the Year
2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Augsburg College
2002 Coach of the Year, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1999 Paul Maaske Memorial Award, Iowa Basketball Coaches Association
1999 Coach of the Year, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1996 Coach of the Year, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1994 Coach of the Year, Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1992 Coach of the Year, NJCAA Region XIII
1992 Coach of the Year, Wisconsin Technical College Conference

Stu Engen was named the head coach and athletic director at North Dakota State College of Science on May 30, 2012. Since then, the Wildcats have seen success across all five NJCAA athletic programs with Engen's basketball teams leading the charge. He's accumlated a 192-39 record in his seven seasons, including five Region 13 titles, four Mon-Dak Conference championships and a National Tournament appearance in 2016. The Wildcats have won at least 26 games in all seven of Engen's seasons, including a school-record 31 wins in 2016-17.

In addition to team success, Engen's players have earned several indivudal honors, including seven NJCAA All-Americans and six Division One signees.

Engen has complied 498 Head Collegiate Coaching victories, and has been inducted into the athletic Hall of Fame of two different institutions (Augsburg College, 2011; Upper Iowa University, 2018). Eight of Engen’s former assistants have now become Head Collegiate Basketball Coaches, and seven of his former players have signed professional contracts. 

Before serving for a short time as the Assistant Director of Athletics at Northland College, Engen previously held head coaching positions at the Minnesota State University - Moorhead (MSUM) (2002-2010); University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (UWL) (2000-2002); Upper Iowa University (UIU) (1992-2000); and Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) (1990-1992). He also served as an assistant coach at both the University of South Dakota and Augsburg College.

During his time at MSUM, Engen’s 2003 team achieved the best record for the Dragon’s basketball team in 28 years, just missing a trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. They finished second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament. Engen’s team also experienced great regional success going 1-1 against North Dakota State University, 3-2 against the University of North Dakota, and 7-1 against Concordia College.

While at UW-La Crosse, Engen was men’s head basketball coach for two seasons. It was here that Engen was named the 2002 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after his team finished runner-up in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Engen also achieved great success during his tenure at Upper Iowa University, a NCAA Division III school. With Engen’s guidance, UIU won three Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Championships and also captured the first annual (IIAC) Conference Tournament Championship.  He was also presented with the IIAC Coach of the Year Award on three separate occasions.

In 1994 Engen’s team achieved the largest turnaround in the history of the IIAC, last to first. His teams also made two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and compiled the best season record in school history, twice. In eight seasons, Engen amassed an overall record of 135-70.
 
Engen also coached at the NJCAA level where in 1992 he led Western Wisconsin Tech to a school record 25 victories capturing the NJCAA Regional Championship and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in Delhi, NY.

Engen, 56, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Adapted Physical Education from Augsburg College in 1986, where he was a two-time First-Team All MIAC selection leading his team to the 1985 MIAC Championship, while advancing to the NCAA National Tournament. Engen also attended Normandale Community College where he was also a First-Team All MCCC selection, leading his team to 24 victories in his sophomore season. He earned his Master of Arts at the University of South Dakota in 1990. Engen and his wife, Mary, have three daughters, Mikkel, Alyse and Tierza, and a son, Everett.

Stu Engen NDSCS Coaching Record
Season School Record Accomplishments
2018-19 NDSCS 26-6  
2017-18 NDSCS 26-7 Region 13 Champions; Mon-Dak Conference Champions
2016-17 NDSCS 31-2 Region 13 Champions; Mon-Dak Conference Champions
2015-16 NDSCS 28-7 National Tournament Appearance; Region 13 Champions; Mon-Dak Conference Champions
2014-15 NDSCS 26-7 Region 13 Champions
2013-14 NDSCS 29-4 Region 13 Champions; Mon-Dak Conference Champions
2012-13 NDSCS 26-6