Duane graduated from Phillips High School in 1958 where he participated in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Duane continued participating in athletics at the collegiate level while attending the State College in River Falls.
In the fall of 1962, Duane accepted the biology and head football positions at Gilman High School. Duane remained in those positions for the next 36 years. Duane coached the Pirates to several second place finishes in the Cloverbelt Conference and finally won the Conference Championship in 1986. The 1986 team also brought home the Division 6 State Championship.
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