|Born||1945 (age 71–72)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1968–1971||Langdon HS (ND)|
|1972–1975||Dickinson State (DC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||258–121–1 (college football)|
|Tournaments||6–14 (NAIA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|7 NDCAC (1986–1987, 1989–1992, 1994–1995)
7 DAC (2002–2005, 2008–2010)
|NAIA Hall of Fame (2006)|
Henry A. "Hank" Biesiot (born 1945) is a former American football player and coach. He was the head football coach at Dickinson State University, a position he had held since the 1976 season before retiring following the 2013 season. Biesiot was one of the few college football coaches with over 200 career wins and 30 seasons of experience at the collegiate level. In 2006, he was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame as a coach.
Biesiot is the former head football coach for the Dickinson State Blue Hawks located in Dickinson, North Dakota. In 2013, he finished his 38th seasons in that capacity, a streak that began in 1976. As of September 27, 2013, his coaching record at Dickinson State is 257 wins, 115 losses, and 1 tie. This ranks him #1 at Dickinson State in total wins and #2 at the school in winning percentage (.690).
As a coach, he has led his team to the NAIA playoffs a total of 14 times, advancing as far as the semifinals in 1991. His team concluded the 2010 regular season with an overall record of 8–1, 6–1 in conference play.
Biesiot also was the head coach for the Blue Hawk baseball program from 1976 to 2001
Biesiot is a retired Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education at Dickinson State. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Mayville State University and a Master of Science from the University of North Dakota.
NAIA career wins leader
Biesiot was involved in a chase to the top of the record books for all time wins by an NAIA coach. Biesiot won all of his victories with one school, Dickinson State University, which played NAIA football during his entire tenure. Kevin Donley has more overall wins, but his record has been attained while coaching four different football programs, one of which was not in the NAIA.
Head coaching record
|Dickinson State Blue Hawks (North Dakota College Athletic Conference) (1976–1999)|
|1981||Dickinson State||9–1||1st||L NAIA Division II Quarterfinal|
|1986||Dickinson State||9–1||1st||L NAIA Division II Quarterfinal|
|1987||Dickinson State||9–1||1st||L NAIA Division II First Round|
|1989||Dickinson State||9–2||1st||L NAIA Division II Quarterfinal|
|1990||Dickinson State||9–2||T–1st||L NAIA Division II Quarterfinal|
|1991||Dickinson State||10–2||T–1st||L NAIA Division II Semifinal|
|1995||Dickinson State||10–1||1st||L NAIA Division II First Round|
|1999||Dickinson State||7–3||2nd||L NAIA First Round|
|Dickinson State Blue Hawks (Dakota Athletic Conference) (2000–2011)|
|2002||Dickinson State||9–2||T–1st||L NAIA First Round|
|2003||Dickinson State||11–1||1st||L NAIA Quarterfinal|
|2004||Dickinson State||10–2||T–1st||L NAIA Quarterfinal|
|2008||Dickinson State||7–4||1st||L NAIA First Round|
|2009||Dickinson State||7–4||1st||L NAIA First Round|
|2010||Dickinson State||9–2||6–1||1st||L NAIA First Round|
|Dickinson State Blue Hawks (Frontier Conference) (2012–2013)|
|2012||Dickinson State||2–9||1–9||4th (East)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
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