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Black nominated for national coaching honor

Published: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Custer High School head track coach Craig Black (back row, second from right) was among the South Dakota coaches recognized by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. Pictured are, from left, back, John Nyhaug, Viborg-Hurley High School in the sport of boys’ track & field; Tom Culver, Avon High School in the sport of football; Tom McGough, Miller High School in the sport of boys’ cross country; Black; and Bob Billotto, Eureka High School assistant in boys’ sports; front, Carmen Robinson, Yankton High School assistant in girls’ sports; Gary Munsen, Mitchell High School in the sport of boys’ basketball and Linda DeBoer, Miller High School in the sport of volleyball.

 

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has named the 2013 NHSACA Coach of the Year winners. To be considered for this award, a nominee has been determined to have outstanding coaching longevity and win-loss record, championship years, awards received and service to the coaching profession and to the athletes of South Dakota.
The 2013 Coach of the Year winner from South Dakota was Gary Munsen, Mitchell High School, Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. He was honored at the National Awards Banquet held at the NHSACA 48th annual meeting/seminar in Des Moines, Iowa, June 26. This annual event is attended by athletic directors and coaches in 19 sports from throughout the United States.
Other finalists from South Dakota were: Tom Culver, Avon High School, football; Linda DeBoer, Miller High School, volleyball; John Nyhaug, Viborg-Hurley High School, boys track and field; Craig Black, Custer High School, girls track and field; Tom McGough, Miller High School, boys cross country; Vicky Fisher, Watertown High School,  special sports-gymnastics; Bob Billotto, Eureka High School, assistant in boys sports; Carmen Robinson, Yankton High School, assistant in girls sports; and Gene Brownell, Aberdeen Central High School, athletic director.
Also inducted into the 2013 NHSACA Hall of Fame were Galen Busch of Mission and Virg Polak of Watertown.

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has named the 2013 NHSACA Coach of the Year winners. To be considered for this award, a nominee has been determined to have outstanding coaching longevity and win-loss record, championship years, awards received and service to the coaching profession and to the athletes of South Dakota.

The 2013 Coach of the Year winner from South Dakota was Gary Munsen, Mitchell High School, Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. He was honored at the National Awards Banquet held at the NHSACA 48th annual meeting/seminar in Des Moines, Iowa, June 26. This annual event is attended by athletic directors and coaches in 19 sports from throughout the United States.

Other finalists from South Dakota were: Tom Culver, Avon High School, football; Linda DeBoer, Miller High School, volleyball; John Nyhaug, Viborg-Hurley High School, boys track and field; Craig Black, Custer High School, girls track and field; Tom McGough, Miller High School, boys cross country; Vicky Fisher, Watertown High School,  special sports-gymnastics; Bob Billotto, Eureka High School, assistant in boys sports; Carmen Robinson, Yankton High School, assistant in girls sports; and Gene Brownell, Aberdeen Central High School, athletic director.

Also inducted into the 2013 NHSACA Hall of Fame were Galen Busch of Mission and Virg Polak of Watertown.

 



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Eddy Sauter
July 23rd, 2013 at 19:24pm

Way to go Mr. Black! You have inspired many people to do great things. Thank you for being the best coach I ever had.

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