Last Thursday the South Dakota Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association awarded its Coaches of the Year for each area. Miller’s Tom McGough and Hillary Smith were awarded the Area 1 Class B coach of the year and assistant coach of the year. The Miller boys team won the team state championship with an impressive score of 25, beating out second place by 23 points. The Rustlers had two runners in the top five and four in the top 30.
Chamberlain’s Holly Evans won the Area 3 Class A Coach of the Year as the Chamberlain girls finished in second place in the state run behind only Custer for the state title.
You can see a full list of the coach’s of the year below.
Class A – Eric Townsend – Milbank
Class B – Tom McGough – Miller
Assistant COTY – Hillary Smith – Miller
Class A – Luke Vander Leest – Sioux Falls Christian
Class B – Kris Boekelheide – Northwestern
Middle School Assistant – Alyssa Gilbertson – Tea Area
AA Boys – Aaron Strand – Sioux Falls O’Gorman
AA Girls – Luke Jelen – Sioux Falls Lincoln
Class A – Holly Evans – Chamberlain
Class B – Stephanie McCord – Kimball/White Lake
Assistant COTY – Dave Touch – West Central
Class A – Karen Karem – Custer
Class B – Ralph Kroetch – Philip
AA Boys – Jesse Coy – Rapid City Stevens
AA Girls – Jesse Coy – Rapid City Stevens
Assistant COTY – Matt Osborne – Aberdeen Central