Class of 1961
Inducted in 2014
Dwane was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2014.
Dwane Novak earned letters in basketball and football. In football he was a member of the All-State and WOW-TV All-City team, received the All-Intercity award, and was selected for the Shrine Bowl team in 1961. In basketball he was a member of the 1959-60 varsity state champion team. He served as “O” Club president and Student Council vice president and was selected Homecoming King in 1961. He also was a member of the National Honor Society.
He enrolled at the University of Nebraska and played football his freshman year. Later he was defensive tackle/left guard on the inaugural semipro Omaha Mustang football team and was awarded several game balls. He also received the Golden Helmet award.
Dwane moved to Minneapolis in 1969 and managed the meat department of Minnesota’s Super Value stores. He coached his four daughters in softball. He and his wife, Dorene (Bartasky-Novak) Tradewell-1960, built a cabin in northern Minnesota. Dwane died in 1994. His family accepted his award at the banquet.