Longtime Minden head football and girls track coach Jim Nolan passed away on Wednesday at the age of 75. Nolan built the Whippet football program into a contender in the 1970s and 80’s. His teams at Minden made the playoffs six times winning the Class B State title in 1977 a year after going just 1-8 . Nolan took over the Minden program in 1971 and coached until 1999. Nolan also was one of the head coaches in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in 1975. A memorial service is set for 11am on Saturday September 2nd at the United Methodist Church in Minden. Burial will take place prior to the service in the Minden Cemetery.