by Marc Rasmussen

About (Biography)

Historical biographer, Marc Rasmussen is a fourth generation Dakotan.  Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1959, Marc graduated from Hecla High School in 1977.  Attending the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, Marc earned a BS Degree in Business Administration in 1981.  While in college he was a member of the University of South Dakota Varsity Track Team, an active member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and a cast member in numerous musical shows.  Entering the banking profession after graduation, he has enjoyed a career that spans more than 38 years.  Marc and his wife, Chala, live on the shore of Lake Oahe just outside of Fort Pierre, SD.    

When Marc is not at the office, he can be found piloting small aircraft, driving too fast on large motorcycles, engaged in home improvement projects, coaching youth sports, traveling or playing golf. Marc is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) and has master’s level certificates from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America's School of Mortgage Banking and the Pacific Coast Banking School.  Marc is an avid researcher and is passionate about his South Dakota roots.  This passion is evident in his writing.  

Marvin Rasmussen, Marc's father, was a 2010 Inductee into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.  His Grandfather, Gerald C. Groves, is a member of the University of South Dakota Athletic Hall of fame. Both men had a huge influence on Marc's interest in athletics and Marvin is a key character in "Six, A Football Coach's Journey to a National Record".  This is Marc's first book.  

Marc would like to thank his Sister, Jean for her help in producing the book.  She was a critical part of getting the publication out on time and unfortunately, it was too late to include her in the credits.  Thanks Sis...


Marc Rasmussen at Little Bighorn National Battlefield 

The pictures below highlight the exploits of the exceptional coach and athletes of Claremont, South Dakota, the subjects of the book.  This national record setting team put the sport of six-man football on the map and helped encourage thousands of young athletes to participate in a sport otherwise unavailable to them due to a lack of resources or a student population just too small to field an eleven-man team.