Rob Kittay, of Pierre South Dakota, has been elected to the USA Hockey (USAH) Board of Directors representing the Northern Plains District (NPD). The NPD consists of the states of North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. He was elected to a three-year term as a new director for NPD as the district registered more than 20,000 participants for the first time in the 2021-22 season. The Board of Directors govern the affairs of USAH. Each of the twelve USAH districts get up to four directors each.
Kittay started refereeing and playing youth and junior hockey in Minnesota before moving to South Dakota. Kittay started coaching when the Oahe Hockey Association in Pierre was first organized. He coached the boys high school team for 25 years winning the SD State High School Hockey Tournament in 2011 and was named SD high school hockey coach of the year six times. His teams won the SD league four times. He is also the SD State Coach-in-Chief and the State Boys Development Coordinator.
Kittay is only the second South Dakotan to be named to the Board. Dave Tronnes from Mitchell was the first on the Board when the NPD was formed in 2007.