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Mr. Salmen grew up in Longmont, Colorado. He played football, basketball, baseball, and golf growing up, but had to give up golf to play football at Longmont High school. After high school, Mr. Salmen went on to college at Black Hills State University. He majored in Chemistry and Human Services with an emphasis in law enforcement. Mr. Salmen also finished with an athletic coaching minor. Mr. Salmen was a four year starting linebacker for the "YellowJackets." He went on to be a student running back's coach his fifth year and was a strength and conditioning assistance with coach Paul Young. During Mr. Salmen's junior year of college he met his soon to be love of his life. They were married just before their fifth year of college. After graduating, Mr. Salmen had an opportunity to be a graduate assistant at Yale University with strength coach Steve Plisk, but had signed a teachers contract to teach 8th Grade Physical Science in Holbrook Arizona before being offered the job at Yale University. Mr. Salmen received his Teaching and Strength and Conditioning Specialist certifications while in Arizona and after his first year of teaching became the head football coach and weight lifting teacher at Holbrook High School. He coached the "Roadrunners" for the next three years. The Roadrunners went from having under 25 players to over 50 players in three years and got to the playoffs the last two years. After Mr. Salmen and his wife had their first child. They decided to move closer to Mr. Salmen's wife's family. Mr. Salmen was offered a job in the University of Idaho's weight room and NDSU's weight room. Mr. Salmen turned down the job at University of Idaho. He excepted a volunteer summer position at NDSU with a promise to become a graduate assistant at NDSU in the fall of 2003. The strength coach at NDSU left suddenly without Mr. Salmen's knowledge. The new strength coach, Coach Kramer who is still at NDSU now, offered a job to Mr. Salmen, but would not allow Mr. Salmen to work a second job. Mr. Salmen and his wife had a child on the way and could not afford to live off a graduate assistant's salary. Mr. Salmen turned down the job opportunity. Mr. Salmen went to work as a sales person at Conlin's furniture and a night loader at UPS for a year before becoming a Fargo Police officer in December of 2004. Mr. Salmen had many different opportunities at the police department. He was a patrol officer on all three shifts; 6 years on the night shift. He covered every area of town at one point or another. He was a bike patrol officer, a child safety seat technician, a school resource officer, a chaplin for the department, and he was a key factor in the creation of a mentorship program in the department. Mr. Salmen received a life saving award, an award for his service during the Red River flood of 2009, and received a commendable service award for his years on the department. Mr. Salmen was a police officer for the City of Fargo for twelve and a half years before being offered a teaching job at Hitchcock-Tulare School District. Mr. Salmen is now a fully certified teacher in South Dakota and is working as the Wellness Education teacher for the entire Hitchcock-Tulare School district. He is enjoying his time teaching, coaching football, and assisting student athletes in the weight room. Mr. Salmen and his wife have five wonderful children all in the Hitchcock-Tulare School District.