Cecil Cordahl was one of the most successful high school baseball coaches during his 18-year tenure at Akeley.
That was more than enough to get the Park Rapids resident inducted into the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Cordahl joined the 2017 MSHSBCA Hall of Fame class on Oct. 28 during an induction ceremony in Minneapolis. Cordahl was recognized for his coaching days at Akeley, which featured a 303-75 record from 1970-1988. Cordahl's winning percentage is the second best in state history. Akeley won 11 Longbow Conference titles, played in five district championship games and was the region runner-up twice during those 18 years. Cordahl also coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in Akeley for seven years.
Cordahl graduated from Hatton (North Dakota) High School and attended college at Mayville State. Cordahl coached 11 years of American Legion baseball at Hatton from 1956-1967, winning five district titles, two region titles and one state championship. Cordahl also coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball for six years in Hatton.