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Wayne Mandery, Teacher/Coach
Wayne taught Physical Education at Bloomington Jefferson High School from 1971 to 1981. Prior to Jefferson, Wayne spent 2 years at Cloquet and 4 years at St Paul Highland Park where he coached boys swimming. Wayne was the boys swim coach at Jefferson from 1971-1981 and the girls swim coach from 1975-1979. The boys team were conference champions in 1973, 1977, 1980 and 1981, section champions in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981. They were Minnesota State Champions in 1980 and were runner ups in 1973, 1977, 1981. The girls team were state runner ups in 1977, 1978, 1979. In all, he coached at total of 23 state champions between the boys and girls programs. Wayne was named MN State Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1980 along with being named section coach of the year in 1978 (boys) and 1979 (girls). He was also named Bloomington Coaches Association Outstanding Service Award winner in 1973 and 1975. Wayne resides in Nisswa with his wife Susan.