Cross Country Staff
Storm/Lady Storm Head Coach
Storm/Lady Storm Assistant Coach
My name is Fahtima Hood, my Indian name is “Running Star Woman” (Ixx-dah-xee i-dia wea-ush). I am an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation). Eldest of 8 siblings. I am married to Carson Hood, Jr and have 3 children; Desean (16), Tekoah (11), and Amarie (8). I graduated from New Town High School in May 2000. I was active in Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Cheerleading. I attended college at UTTC where I played Basketball and graduated in 2002 with my associates in Criminal Justice. I moved home and attended the Fort Community College now known as the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, I played basketball as well and graduated in 2004 with my associates in Human Services. I have worked for our Tribe since 2002, currently as the Traffic Safety Coordinator. My favorite hobby is running. I have ran various races throughout my life, also participating in marathons throughout the nation. My role models in running are Billy Mills and Steve Prefontaine. I enjoy this sport very much as it has become a great passion of mine. It has led me to coaching which I enjoy very much. I have coached Elem Track and Cross Country alongside Arnie Grady for about 4 years also coaching Elem boys’ basketball. In my spare time I host fitness classes. When I’m not hosting a class, working or coaching, I enjoy every moment with my family. I look forward to this new journey and hoping to inspire someone’s life with positivity and reaching for the stars. I believe you should challenge your limits and not limit your challenges and all things are possible as it says in bible, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me-Philippians 4:13”.
I have been teaching and coaching for 19 years. I coached XC for South Hall Middle School in Georgia for 11 years along with track and field for almost 14 years. I moved to North Dakota to enjoy the cooler weather and worked at Mandaree for a year before moving to New Town. I coached basketball as well as Track and Field at Mandaree. At New Town I have had the privilege of coaching XC and Track with Brian Anderson and Jay Hale.
The Storm XC and Basketball team welcomes, Daysha Serdahl! Daysha is a 2019-2020 graduate of Mandaree schools. As an MHA enrolled member, Daysha graduated on top of her class with Valedictorian honors. Some of Daysha credentials include, All District 3 years, All Region 2 years, 2019-2020 North Dakota All-state 2nd team selection and part of the 2019-2020 North Dakota Lions All-star team. The NHSC Storm family is extremely excited to welcome her aboard.
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The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish Athletic Department is committed to providing all student-athletes with opportunities to receive a Culturally enriched education, opportunity to compete at the NIAC collegiate level and for athletes to develop into the leaders of tomorrow while embracing our Culture and local community.
WIN: Classroom, Community, Competition
ATHLETICS CORE VALUES
Commitment: Conducting ourselves here at NHSC, every day with unwavering dedication, devotion, and loyalty to the student-athletes and each other through leadership and a resolve to do the right thing always.
Community: Enhancing and inspiring the lives of our diverse constituents while building relationships through engaged, collaborative, and inclusive service; all intended to create a sense of pride and to serve the people of NHSC, the New Town area, the MHA Nation and the world.
Excellence: Relentlessly pursuing success in every endeavor, and providing the highest quality results in all areas, including competition, academics, compliance, business operations, and external affairs, utilizing best practices in a continuing and effective manner.
Innovation: Engaging proactive and progressive creativity in all affairs, challenging ourselves to be forward-thinking yet thoughtful risk-takers who challenge the status quo and who bring new and different cutting-edge ideas and methods which add value to our enterprise.
Integrity: Conducting ourselves ethically, honestly, and respectfully, following the highest standards of conduct with high moral character, honor, respect and accountability, in a fair, consistent, and transparent way in all that we do.