Maurice "Ed" Harter

Harter_Ed_1966_small.jpgEd Harter received his bachelors degree from Western New Mexico University in 1953. He coached all sports at Fairland High School in Fairland, Indiana. In 1955, he coached basketball in Rosewell, New Mexico and then coached four years at Rio Grande, Ohio. From 1960-62, Harter was the assistant varsity and head freshman coach for the University of New Mexico.

From there, he came to coach at DSU for 28 years. At one time or another, Harter has done it all. He coached basketball, baseball, and golf, and was an assistant in football. He also served as the athletic trainer. He earned the school's first SDIC Basketball Championship in 1967 and finished that season with a 20-6 record. Ed finished his basketball coaching career at Dakota State with over 200 wins. His teaching included courses in Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Golf, Basketball Theory and Officiating, Baseball Theory and Officiating, Bowling and various Health courses. Harter was inducted into the SDIC Hall of Fame in 1991.