Svendsen resigns as RC Stevens football coach after one season
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Stevens High School is once again looking for a head football coach.
Steve Svendsen has resigned after just one season as the Raiders head football coach.
According to Stevens Activities Director Jared Vasquez, Svendsen decided to step down due to family and personal concerns.
“We want to thank Coach Svendsen for the energy and direction he provided to student-athletes and assistant coaches over the past year,” Jared Vasquez said. “He was a positive role model for us and is a family-first man and we hope the best for him and his family as they navigate this difficult time. Steve shared that this was one of the most difficult decisions he has had to make and that he couldn’t act on what he wanted but is acting on what his family needs.”
Svendsen was the head football coach and athletic director at Caney Creek High School in Texas before replacing Scott Hagen in April of 2019.
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.
Svendsen was also the head football coach at Rapid City Central from 1999 to 2007.
The Stevens Raiders finished 3-7 last year and lost to Brandon Valley in the first round of the Class 11AAA playoffs.
The search for a new head football coach will begin immediately.