Meet the Coaching Staff
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Physical Education and Health Education M.S. Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science
Mr. Mike Benson
Coach Benson begins his fifth season as the head coach for the West Fargo Packers. Mike began his coaching career in 2009 as a volunteer assistant coach at West Fargo High School where he worked primarily with Rick Anderson coaching the sophomore team. Shortly after, Mike was given the opportunity to coach middle school boys' and girls' basketball at Cheney Middle School. Coach Benson continued to volunteer at WF High and coach at Cheney throughout his undergraduate career at NDSU.
After graduation, Benson joined the Davies' Boys' Basketball program as the head freshmen coach, a position he held for three seasons. In 2016, Coach Benson joined the West Fargo Sheyenne Girls' Basketball program as the C squad coach. In 2017, Mike was named the 8th head girls' basketball coach in school history at West Fargo High School. Mike teaches physical education at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo. Benson lives in West Fargo with his rescue pit bull, Rocky.
Rick Anderson – Assistant Coach - Varsity
This is Coach Anderson’s fifth season with the girls’ basketball program. Coach Anderson started coaching girls’ and boys’ basketball in Cooperstown in 1984. After moving to West Fargo in 1990, he has coached at many levels within the girls’ and boys’ programs. He also coached track in 1992. After taking two years off from coaching, he joined the girls’ program coaching the freshman team. Rick just received his 35 year longevity award from The North Dakota Coaches Association. Coach Anderson teaches Business at West Fargo High School and is the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Advisor.
Jordan Nepstad - Assistant Coach - Junior Varsity
Coach Nepstad enters her second season with the girls' basketball program. This will be Coach Nepstad's first season as the JV coach. Prior to coaching at the high school level, Jordan worked with both the girls' and boys' basketball teams at Cheney Middle School. Coach Nepstad also coaches girls' golf at West Fargo High School. Jordan is originally from Newell, South Dakota and received her BS in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University. Jordan then went on to get her M.Ed. from North Dakota State University. Coach Nepstad teaches biology at West Fargo High School.
Terrance Lockett - Assistant Coach - C Squad
Coach Lockett is starting out in his first season with the girls' basketball program. Lockett has been working with the Sullivan Middle School Boys' Basketball team for the last five years. He also coaches the U-14 Moorhead Boys' Lacrosse team. Lockett is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. He received his AA degree from Ridgewater College, where he played basketball for two years. Lockett cotinuted to play basketball at Mayville State University and obtained his BS in Sports Management. Coach Lockett is a Student Success Coach at Ed Clapp Elementary in Fargo.