Washburn High School     Hall of Fame


Dave Rulifson

Class of 1941/Teacher/Coach

Earned eleven letters 1939-1941

Football 3 letters

  • 2 year starter at end

Basketball 3 letters

  • 2 year starter at guard and forward
  • 1940 and 1941 All Minneapolis City Conference Team
  • 1941 Minnesota All-State Tournament Team
  • Credited with being the first Minnesota high school player to shoot the jump shot

Golf 3 letters

Track 2 letters


  • Taught at Washburn and coached basketball teams from 1959 through 1981
  • First person in Minnesota high school basketball history to be named to the all-state tournament team as a player and to coach a team in the Minnesota State Basketball Tournament.
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