Local

USD Assistant Gets Mines Job

USD Assistant Gets Mines Job

South Dakota assistant women’s basketball coach Ryan Larsen was named head women’s basketball coach for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He will start his duties immediately.

Larsen spent the last five seasons with the USD women’s basketball team, helping guide the Coyotes to a 95-63 record and three straight postseason appearances. He will replace Barb Felderman, who coached the Lady Hardrockers for 32 seasons.

“I’d like to thank the entire USD community for five great years both professionally and personally,” Larsen said in a statement. “A special thanks to all the athletes that I have coached, you have made every day enjoyable and memorable.

“South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is one of the few places I would leave USD for and I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to be the head coach of the Lady Hardrockers.”

Before coaching at USD, Larsen graduated from Minnesota State-Moorhead in 2002 and was a member of the Augustana men’s basketball staff from 2002 through 2007. He will coach against USD when the Coyotes play the Lady Hardrockers at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City on Dec. 7.

“Ryan will be missed among the staff, student athletes and community at USD, but we could not be more excited for him achieving his dream of becoming a head coach,” said USD head coach Amy Williams. “School of Mines is fortunate to get a coach of Ryan’s character and knowledge, and we wish both Ryan and the Lady Hardrockers the best of luck.”

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is an NCAA Division II independent program.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Rail Plan Approved

BNSF train 41714

The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

in Local

Siren Project Nixed

tornado siren

Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

in Agriculture

Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

us capital

Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…

in Agriculture

China Buys $ 2.3 Billion Worth Of U.S. Soy

soybeans7

This week while in Milwaukee, Chinese buyers agreed to purchase $ 2.3 billion of U.S. soy products. The announcement made…

in National, World

Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

scottish

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.