Stevens Raiders to hire Steve Svendsen as their next football coach

RAPID CITY, S.D. – After months of searching, it appears that Rapid City Stevens has found a new football coach.

Former Rapid City Central coach Steve Svendsen has been recommended for the head football coaching position at Stevens.

Svendsen has been the head football coach and athletic director at Caney Creek High School in Texas since 2014.

Prior to that, he coached at Aberdeen Central, Watertown, Northern State and the University of Houston. During his time in Aberdeen, Svendsen led the Golden Eagles to the quarterfinals in 1995 and 1997. He also led Aberdeen to the semifinals in 1996.

From 1993-1995, he coached Josh Heupel who was an eventual national championship quarterback for the University of Oklahoma and is the current head coach at the University of Central Florida.

New Rapid City Stevens football coach, Steve Svendsen

Svendsen was also the head football coach at Rapid City Central from 1999 – 2007.

He will replace Scott Hagen who coached the Raiders for six seasons.

Coach Svendsen and Stevens High School are currently working together to coordinate a meet and greet, as well as, a parent meeting with a target time of late April or early May.

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