RC Stevens introduces Steve Svendsen as new head football coach
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Steve Svendsen left Rapid City in 2007 after eight years as the head football coach for the Central Cobblers.
Now 12 years later, Svendsen has returned to the Black Hills to lead the football program at Rapid City Stevens.
Players and parents had the opportunity on Thursday night to talk with coach Svendsen during a meet and greet at Stevens High School.
After leaving Rapid City Central, Svendsen coached in Aberdeen and Watertown. But most recently, he was the head football coach and athletic director at Caney Creek High School near Houston, Texas.
Svendsen, who is entering his 34th year of coaching, is excited to be back in Rapid City.
“When this job opened up, I said ‘honey this is the spot,’ ” Steve Svendsen said. “This is where we’ve always wanted to come back to. We really love the Rapid City area. We really do. And I think with Stevens opening up, and I know I’m going to catch a lot of flack from my Cobbler buddies, but when that opportunity came open I told my wife we got to go do it. This is our chance. The door is open right now. Let’s go do it. I think Stevens is a unique situation. It’s a good situation. They have a chance to be very competitive. They are in their other sports. Why not football. Why not be able to compete with the East River teams in football, as well.”