Team Announcements

Meet the Coaching Staff



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Physical Education and Health Education '13 M.S. Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science '15

Mr. Mike Benson

Coach Benson enters his seventh 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 graduating from North Dakota State University, Benson joined the Davies' Boys' Basketball program as the head freshmen coach, a position he held for three seasons.  During the 2016-2017, Coach Benson was the West Fargo Sheyenne Girls' Basketball Program's 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.

Season by Season

            Year                     School                                        Position                     Record
2013-2016    Davies High School               9th Grade Coach      52-6  
       2016-2017     Sheyenne High School         C Squad Coach         17-4   
       2017-2018     West Fargo High School      Head Coach               8-16   
       2018-2019     West Fargo High School      Head Coach               15-9   
       2019-2020    West Fargo High School      Head Coach               14-10  
       2020-2021    West Fargo High School      Head Coach               15-8   
       2021-2022    West Fargo High School      Head Coach               17-7    
       2022-2023   West Fargo High School      Head Coach               20-7  
       Overall HS Coaching Record                                                          158-67
       Head Coaching Record                                                                     89-57 

All-EDC Players
- McKenna Becher [2018, 2019, 2020]
- Miriley Simon [2021, 2022, 2023]
- Chloe Pfau [2021, 2022, 2023]
- Taylor Van Winkle [2023]

2nd Team All-State Players 
- McKenna Becher [2020]
- Miriley Simon [2021]
- Chloe Pfau [2022, 2023]

1st Team All-State Players
- Miriley Simon [2022, 2023]

EDC Senior Athlete of the Year Finalists
- Miriley Simon [2023]
- Chloe Pfau [2023]

EDC Senior Athlete of the Year
- Miriley Simon [2023]

ND Senior Athlete of the Year Finalist
- Miriley Simon [2023]

Ms. Basketball Finalist
- Miriley Simon [2023]

Lions All-Stars
- McKenna Becher [2020]
- Miriley Simon [2023]
- Chloe Pfau [2023]

Assistant Coaches

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    Rick Anderson – Assistant Coach - Varsity
    This is Coach Anderson’s seventh 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.  Anderson was named the 2022-2023 Assistant Coach of the Year by 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 4th season with the girls' basketball program.  Prior to coaching at the high school level, Jordan worked with both the girls' and boys' basketball teams at Cheney Middle 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 entering his third season with the girls' basketball program.  Lockett previously coached 5 years at Sullivan Middle School as a boys' basketball coach.  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 continued 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.



Girls' Basketball Camps & Leagues