Dr. Troy Urdahl is the Director of Athletics, Activities, and Facilities for the St. Anthony-New Brighton (Minn.) School District. Urdahl is a nationally published author, NFHS and NFICEP certified coach, licensed teacher, and an award-winning Certified Master Athletic Administrator. A graduate and undergraduate professor of various sport and coaching topics, Dr. Urdahl serves as an instructor for athletic administrators’ Leadership Training Courses and has written curriculum for state and national coaching education initiatives. Serving on the MSHSL Coaches Education faculty and Education Advisory Committee, Urdahl has led courses for thousands of prep coaches. Dr. Urdahl’s research focus includes high school athletes’ participation experiences and character through sport.
Troy is a Past-President of the Minnesota High School Coaches Association and the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) Board of Directors, and currently serves on the executive committee of the Minnesota High School Baseball Coaches Association. Dr. Urdahl has been a Region Representative and participated on mentorship and education committees for the Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Urdahl was a three-sport collegiate letterwinner and is a member of the Litchfield Baseball Association’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Urdahl has been named the state’s coach of the year twice; leading multiple state championship teams as St. Anthony Village High School’s head baseball coach. Troy and his wife Rebecca have four children, Violet, Lincoln, Calvin, and Mason.