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Craig Mortensen, a former Moffat County High School basketball coach, is serving as an assistant coach on the Adams State College girls basketball team for the 2011-12 season. Mortensen said he’s enjoying new responsibilities like recruiting players from junior colleges, scouting opponents and helping promote home games.

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Former MCHS hoops coach tackling new challenges at Adams State

Craig Mortensen joined the Adams State College girls basketball team in October, albeit in a different role than he’s accustomed to. Mortensen coached Moffat County High School basketball teams for 34 years — 19 years in charge of the boys team and 15 at the helm of the girls team. But in Alamosa, Mortensen is an assistant coach to Grizzlies head coach Kelly Kruger for the 2011-12 season. “I am enjoying this,” Mortensen said Thursday of his new gig. “Coach Kruger is an excellent coach, runs a good program and is very detailed in what he does.”

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