SDHSAA Coaches Of The Year Announced

South Dakota High School Coaches’ Association

Sioux Falls, SD (Press Release) —Linda DeBoer, President of the South Dakota High School Coaches Association, recently announced the names of the newest SDHSCA Hall of Fame members, 2024 Coach of the Year recipients, and other awards.


Hall of Fame:

Ken Bonte of Beresford

Scott Ewald of Watertown

Roger Loecker of Huron

Rich Luther of Lennox

Joan Rachetto of Lead-Deadwood

Charlie Sizer of Miller


Coaches of the Year:

Cheer – Eve Langerock, Harrisburg

Dance – Amanda Stoeser, Pierre

Girls’ Soccer – Scott Mullenmeister, Mitchell

Boys’ Soccer – Curt Nelson, Vermillion

Girls’ Cross Country – Jessica Larson, Potter County

Boys’ Cross Country – Ralph Kroetch, Philip

Football – Ben Kramer, Hot Springs

Volleyball – Jean O’Hara, Chester Area

Gymnastics – Les Coin, Sioux Falls Lincoln

Girls’ Wrestling – David Michaud, Lakota Tech

Boys’ Wrestling – Mike Abell, Sturgis

Girls’ Basketball – Tucker Tornberg, Centerville

Boys’ Basketball – Nick Koepsel, Howard


Tennis – John Williams, Sioux Falls Christian

Boys’ Track & Field – Brad DeBeer, Deubrook Area

Girls’ Track & Field – Tyler Uecker, Burke

Softball – Laura Biagi, Chester Area

Boys’ Golf – Corey Neale, Watertown

Girls’ Golf – Adam Anderson, Chester Area

Assistant in Boys’ Sports – Jayd Schuyler, Winner

Assistant in Girls’ Sports – Matt Mueller, Brandon Valley

Middle School – Kris McCafferty, Aberdeen Central

Athletic Director – Paul Nepodal, Lead-Deadwood

Official – Bob DeBoer, Huron




Other Awards:

“Jerry Miller” Distinguished Service Awards

Georgia Adolph, Flandreau

Lou Eggebraaten, Brookings

Fred Obermeier, Clark

“Max Hawk” Award –Bruce Kleinsasser of Aberdeen

“Bryan Brewer” Power of Influence Awards

Kevin Bad Wound, Rapid City

Bob Brave Heart, Sr., Pine Ridge


These individuals will be recognized at the annual awards banquet, which will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at 1:00 PM CDT at the Mitchell Highland Conference Center. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link: TICKETS.