Dahl served as a volleyball assistant coach at Dell Rapids High School for two season and coached 16u for one year with Club Central. Served as the head boy's track coach at Dell Rapids for four years.
Competed in the decathlon and javelin for four seasons at Northern State (South Dakota) and placed in the events twice in 2014 and 2015 at the conference level. Dahl earned academic all-conference honors from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference four times.
Earned a B.S. in Biology Education from Northern State University (South Dakota). Taught at Dell Rapids, South Dakota from 2017-21.