Northern Heat 11's Head Coach

Brian Ophus

UpdatedMonday March 9, 2020 byKirby Ganske.

Brian was born in Fosston Minnesota and raised in Bemidji, he is a graduate of Bemidji High School, and a Bemidji State University Graduate, and still resides in Bemidji with his wife Leah, and their two children Collin (11) and Marlie (8).  Brian grew up in Rural Bemidji and played in BYLB as well as a lot of “sandlot” baseball in his neighborhood. Brian has been a coach in Bemidji Youth Hockey for 7 years, has coached in Bemidji Youth Football, and this will be his 2nd year coaching in BYLB. 

Brian is a veteran of the United States Army and served with the Bemidji National Guard unit on two deployments, one to Bosnia and one to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he continues to serve in the Bemidji unit.  Brian works for Beltrami County as a Program Manager for Health and Human Services, and is currently the Treasurer of BYLB.