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REPORT: Former Cyclone Michalik tabbed as Fort Dodge girls’ coach

 Julo’s moving up the coaching ranks.

 The Fort Dodge Messenger reported Monday that former Iowa State great Julius ("Julo") Michalik has been named the head girls’ basketball coach at Fort Dodge High School.

 Michalik previously coached at Tri-Center. He will continue to be a science teacher — but now at Fort Dodge.

 MIchalik’s move got us thinking at CF. So we’re revisiting a feature story (linked here) that appeared on the site in November. Some fun stories — from both Julo and Cyclone Coach Fred Hoiberg, who roomed with Michalik and got his fill of "Matlock." 



Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.

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