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Ex-SH hoops coach Risen finds new game: salsa production


April 29, 2020

Former Sweet Home basketball coach Mark Risen, left, here with Tim Matuszak, another former Husky coach, has found another gig: salsa.

Mark Risen's family salsa reci-pe isn't a secret to former Husky basketball players Risen coached at Sweet Home High School.

"Love it," said former player Matt Matuszak, who now lives south of the border. As a player for Risen in the 1990s, Matuszak got a chance to sample early versions of what has become a product on the rise.

Risen, who currently lives in Dayton after moving through a sequence of coaching jobs, says Sweet Home is still home to his family. The retired coach can be found in the local Thriftway market each Wednesday, delivering the fresh refrigerated salsa he used to mix u...

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