Meet the new head football coach at Rapid City Central

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A former college football player has been hired to lead the Rapid City Central football program.

Central Activities Director Jordan Bauer announced Friday the hiring of Brandon Colpitts as the next Central head football coach pending school board approval.

Colpitts played football for the University of South Dakota from 2014 – 2018 where he was a member of the Coyotes defense and special teams.

He’s been an assistant football coach at Yankton High School for the last five years.

“Coach Colpitts is a proven winner, a relentless competitor and a culture builder,” said Jordan Bauer. “He’s an innovative defensive mind and a leader who develops young men and women on and off the field. He’s the perfect fit to grow this program and lead us into the next season and beyond.”

While at Yankton, he helped the Bucks reach the semi-finals four out of five seasons.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the Cobbler football program at Central High School,” said Brandon Colpitts. “A huge thank you goes out to all of the coaches that I have had the privilege of playing for and coaching with throughout my career; your guidance and leadership have prepared me for this opportunity. I also want to thank Activities Director Jordan Bauer for selecting me to lead the Cobbler football program. I have always had a deep admiration for Central High School and will strive to make a positive impact on every student-athlete in our program.”

Colpitts inherits a Rapid City Central team that finished 0-9 last season.

He replaces Neal Cruce who resigned last October after three years with the Cobblers.

The photos are courtesy of Brandon Colpitts.    

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