Dan Paur

After three seasons on the job, Dan Paur will be leaving the Owatonna girls lacrosse program to accept a position as the head coach of the Minnesota State University men’s lacrosse team.

Paur, who notified the People’s Press of his resignation via e-mail on Tuesday evening, accumulated a 26-14 record with the Huskies, highlighted by a pair of 10-win seasons in 2017 and 2019. OHS won two conference championships in his tenure, sharing the title in 2018 with Mankato and Rochester John Marshall in 2019.

“I enjoyed my time with this team, saw the girls become successful on and off the field and am thankful to the high school for giving me this great opportunity,” Paur said in the message. “I will miss it.”

Paur was the second girls lacrosse coach in the program’s history, taking over for Bill Bernard before the 2017 season.

This is the second coach in the last week to step down at OHS as Sarah Murray announced her resignation as the girls hockey coach on June 5.

The girls lacrosse position is not yet listed on the Owatonna district’s official web site. Lynn Smith, Paige Radue and Simone Steiskal were each a part of the OHS coaching staff this past spring.

Men’s lacrosse is a club sport (non-NCAA) at Minnesota State and competes “all over the Midwest and even takes excursions to play out-of-conference competition as far as the East and West coasts” according to the team’s description at www.msumn.edu.

Reach sports editor Jon Weisbrod at 444-2375, or follow him on Twitter.com @OPPJonW

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