Coaching Changes at Two of South Dakotas’ Largest Schools


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Washington is in search for a new head football coach after current coach Chad Stadem stepped down from the job on Monday to accept the Athletic Directors postition at the new Sioux Falls Jefferson high school that will open in Sioux Falls in the fall of 2021. Stadem won 3 straight Class 11AA and 11AAA tiels from 2015 to 2017 as well as state championships at Howard and Flandreau. Stadem will be hiring the entire staff of Cavalier coaches in all sports.


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Michael Brooks will return as head coach of the girls basketball program at Rapid City Stevens a year after he stepped down from the position, according to the press release Monday from Stevens activities director Jared Vasquez. Brooks stepped down as the Raiders girls basketball coach after coaching Stevens to a fifth-place finish at the state Class AA tournament to conclude the 2018-19 season. The Raiders finished with a 17-7 record that season, his third as the school’s head girls coach. Stevens went 19-1 during the 2019-20 season under interim head coach Travis Swartz. The Raiders were ranked near the top of the Class AA girls power polls much of the season with Swartz at the helm.