WATERTOWN — After both the boys’ and girls’ teams made Class B state tournament, Viborg’s Galen Schoenefeld (boys’) and Pat Kraning (girls’) earned Region 6B Head Coach of the Year Awards.
The Vikings’ Dean Jacobsen also earned Lower Level Coach of the Year for Regions 5-8B.
Parker cleaned up the rest of the Region 6B awards with Bill Leberman (boys’) and Jennifer Schmitz (girls’) being named the Assistant Coaches of the Year for the region.
In Region 7B, the Coaches of the Year were Burnell Glanzer of Tripp/Delmont-Armour, who led the Nighthawks to the Class B state tournament, and Parkston’s Rob VanLaecken.
The Region 7B Assistant Coaches of the Year were Jeff Wepking of Avon and Tera Koupal of Wagner.
Centerville’s Lisa Kraning was named Region 5-8B Lower Level Coach of the Year for the girls.
Region 1: Head Coach: Todd Neuendorf, Aberdeen Roncalli; Assistant: John Brown, Clark/Willow Lake
Region 2: Head Coach: Michael Ricke, Madison; Assistant: Randy Santema, Sioux Valley
Region 3: Head Coach: Mike Lodmel, Sully Buttes; Assistant: Kurt Schulz, Hitchcock-Tulare
Region 4: Head Coach: Doug Schauer, Faith; Assistant: Dusty Petz, Spearfish
Region 5: Head Coach: Bill Marquardt, McCook Central-Montrose; Assistant: Steven Deibert, Bridgewater-Emery
Region 6: Head Coach: Galen Schoenefeld, Viborg; Assistant: Bill Leberman, Parker
Region 7: Head Coach: Burnell Glanzer, Tripp/Delmont Armour; Assistant: Jeff Wepking, Avon
Region 8: Head Coaches: Jim Drake, Winner and Eldon Marshall, White River; Assistants: John Daiss, Hill City and Jared Bouman, White River
Region 1: Head Coaches: Cal Schubert, Sisseton and Brian Hogie, Ipswich; Assistant: Kari Jung, Warner
Region 2: Head Coach: Leslie Tvedt, Castlewood; Assistant: Scott Mitchell, Deuel
Region 3: Head Coach: Mike Ring, Highmore-Harrold; Assistant: Kami Moody, Woonsocket
Region 4: Head Coach: Donavan DeBoer, Rapid City Stevens; Assistant: Eric Thomson, Spearfish
Region 5: Head Coach: Jeff Breitkreutz, Tri-Valley; Assistants: Dave Mudder, Garretson and Kim DeRouchey, Hanson
Region 6: Head Coach: Pat Kraning, Viborg; Assistant: Jennifer Schmitz, Parker
Region 7: Head Coach: Rob VanLaecken, Parkston; Assistant: Tera Koupal, Wagner
Region 8: Head Coach: John Hess, Wall; Assistant: None
Boys’ Lower Level COTY
Regions 1-4: Bob Billotto, Eueka/Bowdle
Regions 5-8: Dean Jacobsen, Viborg
Girls’ Lower Level COTY
Regions 1-4: Tim Boeck, Arlington
Regions 5-8: Lisa Kraning, Centerville
Men’s: John Hemenway, Dakota Wesleyan University
Women’s: Aaron Johnston, South Dakota State University