Mar 26, 2020 2:22 PM

Member of 1958 Chadron State undefeated football team passes away

Posted Mar 26, 2020 2:22 PM

Member of 1958 Chadron State undefeated football team passes away

By: Con Marshall, CSC Sports Information

               An all-star football player at Chadron State College during the late 1950s, Guido Santero, died Sunday, March 22 at his home in Kansas City.  He was 84.

               A native of Lewellen, Santero was the leading rusher on the Eagles’ undefeated team coached by Bill Baker in 1958. As the tailback on the single wing formation, he usually took a direct snap from center. He carried the ball 117 times for 807 yards, an average of 6.9 yards, and scored 13 touchdowns in eight games.

Guido Santero 
Guido Santero 

               It was 1980 before another Chadron State player scored that many touchdowns and 1990 before a CSC back scored 14. His rushing average also was unmatched until 1989.   

               At the end of the 1958 season, Santero was named to the Nebraska College Conference first-team as well as to the all-state college teams selected by both the Lincoln Journal and the Omaha World-Herald.

               Chadron State had another excellent team in 1959, going 6-2. Santero was again the team’s leading rusher with 485 yards and also completed 20 of 40 passes for 360 yards and seven touchdowns.  He was a co-captain of that team and lettered in basketball in 1958-59.

               He also was a Student Senate officer, a member of Blue Key National Honorary Fraternity, was selected to Who’s Who Among American College and University Students and graduated with honors in 1961. 

             He was inducted into the Chadron State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984.

               After teaching and coaching for a year at Sioux County High School, Santero became a successful insurance agent and financial planner, ultimately in the Kansas City area. His health reportedly had been failing after he had a stroke about two years ago.

               The youngest of 12 children, he is survived by his wife Janice, two daughters, two sisters and numerous nephews and nieces.   

Chadron State basketball standout passes away

               A former Chadron State College basketball standout, Roger Ingabrand of Farson, Wyo., died Wednesday, March 18 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City following a brief illness. He was 68.

               A native of Fountain City, Ind., Ingabrand was a 6-foot-4 forward/center on the Chadron State basketball teams coached by Mack Peyton in 1972-73 and 1973-74 after he had played two years at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs. He averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds the first year he played for the Eagles and 14.6 points and 10 rebounds the following year.

               He was named the Eagles’ outstanding player at the end of both seasons.

               After student teaching in Hemingford, Ingabrand received his bachelor’s degree from Chadron State in 1975, the same year that his wife received her master’s degree from CSC.  The couple had married in Laramie in 1972.

               He had worked for Sweetwater County School District No. 1 at Farson for nearly 30 years when he retired. He had received the county’s Teacher of the Year Award, coached basketball and track at Farson-Eden High School and also served as the school’s athletic director.

               Ingabrand had a heart transplant in December 2017 at the University of Utah Hospital. At the time, he told a reporter he apparently had contracted a virus that necessitated the transplant about 10 years earlier while he and his wife, Luanna, and their daughter, Lauren, were vacationing in Jamaica.

               His obituary did not mention the transplant or if it was a factor in his death.

               Survivors include his wife, their daughter, her husband, Paul Schoenfeld of Rock Springs, Wyo., a granddaughter, Letty Ann Schoenfeld, and a sister, JoAnne Friedgood of Columbus, Ind.

               A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  Vase Funeral Home at Rock Springs is in charge of arrangements.

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Mar 26, 2020 2:22 PM
Coach Reed discusses reasons for leaving CSC for UNC Bears job
Houston Reed delivers a message to his team in a game during the 2018-2019 season.

Coach Reed discusses reasons for leaving CSC for UNC Bears job

By: Dave Collins, Eagle Radio Chadron Sport Director

Chadron State is looking for a new men's basketball head coach after the abrupt resignation of Houston Reed who is headed to Northern Colorado to be an assistant for the Bears.

I caught up with Coach Reed Wednesday to learn more about what went into the decision to leave Chadron State after four years into the process of building his program at The Rock.

You’ve accepted an assistant coaching position at Northern Colorado – What led you to decide now was the time to make the move from Chadron State?

Reed:  "I never had a timeline for leaving Chadron. We were bought in to our mission and building the program. The opportunity at UNC is a unique opportunity for our family and to be able to work with Coach Smiley who has been a day one guy."

Why is this your next step?

Reed:  "Several reasons. It's an opportunity to work with my best friend, former teammate, and elite leader - Steve Smiley. Everybody in the coaching world knows our relationship and how deep it runs. I'm a Colorado native and so is my wife. It's where our children were born, it's where we call home, and gets us closer to family. Lastly, it's an opportunity to coach at the division one level in a program that is at the top of the Big Sky Conference. The kicker is it's all three of these main things combined!"

When do you get started at UNC and how is the coronavirus pandemic impacting the transition, as well as how did it impact what you were doing for CSC over the last month?

Reed: "COVID-19 will hit the history books. With the advancing of technology and access there is to data files it makes working remotely much easier. The largest impact it's having on NCAA athletics right now besides cancellation of spring sports is the recruiting aspect of being able to meet kids, families, and make visits. Without being able to get on the road and evaluate, it really forces you to rely on your relationships, networking and points of contact. At CSC as other institutions, it's making sure your current guys stay on pace academically. I'm happy we were able to get some zoom meetings and face timing done before the change to make sure our guys were set, understood the academic processes, and set some things down for accountability."

You came to CSC from Otero, spent four seasons with the Eagles as a head coach at a higher level – I’m sure you learned a lot about yourself, coaching up the ladder into D2 – what are some of those things and what will you take with you to the DI bench from your time at CSC?

Reed: "Life is about relationships and (understanding) the value of them on a deeper level. Jalen Little, James Heeley, and Taylor Shaffer were assistants that were servant leaders. Not only for me but for CSC and our players. Their loyalty is unmatched. There are great coaches in the RMAC and it was great to learn and grow as a coach in preparing against them night in and out."

As you leave CSC what do you hope your impact was here at The Rock? 

Reed: "Mostly, developing and growing men."