Coach. In 1947, Coach Conn returned to his alma mater, Chadron State, to take over the coaching reins in its prep school, then turned that move into perhaps the most successful coaching stint in history. He was probably most known for his success in basketball where the Junior Eagles compiled a record of 247-33 with three undefeated state championship teams. During one stretch in the early 1950’s, their win streak was 42 games in a row and later in the decade they won 37 in a row. In a day when one coach did it all, he had a highly successful football program with a record of 28-8-2 and a win streak of 21 and two undefeated seasons. After the college closed the high school, he remained on the college faculty and later served at the University of South Dakota-Springfield. He was presented Chadron State College’s Distinguished Service Award in 1976..