SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL GOLF COACHES HALL OF FAME
CRITERIA
Class of 2019 Marvin Bohnet, Daryl Fletcher, Rod Garrison, Bill Scholton, Jim Sorensen
Class of 2020 Phil Hunt, Jim "Tiger" McGlone, Joan Rachetto
Class of 2021 John Brown, Clark Gusso, John Knox, Bud Postma
Class of 2022 Richard Halverson, Mick Hoglund, Ronald L Peterson
Class of 2023 Randy DeWolf, Kari Stoltenberg, Norm West
       
Year Inducted Inductee Career History HOF Logo
2022-2023 Randy DeWolf

Golf Coaching Experience:
Burke 1986-2007
Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach
Coaching Service:
SDHSCA 1968-2007
SDHSGCA 1996-2007
Youth Camp Director 2003-2014
Adult Golf Instructor BCG & CC
Golf Contributions:
Founder Burke HS Golf Program 1986
Board of Directors Burke Golf Course & Country Club
Greenskeeper, BGC & CC 2007-2022
Accolades
Nine-Time SDHSGCA Region COTY 1997-2005
SESD Coaches Hall of Fame
State Champions Boys 1994
State Champions Girls 1994, 1996, 2003
State Runner-up Girls 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
Numerous State & Region Team Places
Numerous State & Region Medal Winners

2022-2023 Kari Stoltenberg

Golf Coaching Experience:
Garretson 1993-2022
Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach
Coaching Service:
South Dakota All-Star Coach 2003
SDHSCA 1993-2022
SDHSGCA Treasurer 1996-2023

Golf Contributions:
Founder of the South Dakota High School Golf Coach Hall of Fame
Founder of Garretson’s High School & Youth Programs
Instrumental in purchase and construction of River Ridge G.C.

Accolades
South Dakota Boys Golf Coach of the Year 2013
National Coach of the Year Finalist 2016
State B Boys Champions 2011 & 2103
State B Boys Runner-up 2022
Region Championships 2003-2005, 2008, 2011-2015, 2021-2022
Numerous State Team Plaques & Individual Medal Winners
Conference Championships: 5 Boys(6 Runner-ups) & 2 Girls(3 Runner-ups)
Invitational Wins: Boys 47, Girls 17 

2022-2023 Norm West

Golf Coaching Experience:
Yankton Head Boys Golf Coach 1964-1998
Yankton Head Girls Golf Coach 1974-1998
Coaching Service:
SDHSCA 1963-1998
Golf Contributions:
SDHSAA Region Golf Chairman 22 years
SDHSAA State Golf Chairman 7 years
Accolades
Yankton Boys Golf Team Sportswriters Association Team of the Year 1984
NHSACA District Six Golf Coach of the Year 1984 & 1998
NHSACA National Golf Coach of the Year 1998
SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year 1984
SDHSCA Hall of Fame 1997
SDHSCA Hall of Excellence 1998
SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award 1999
26 Region Boys Championships
10 ESD Conference Boys Championships
7 Boys State Championships
4 Boys State Runner-ups
10 Region Girls Championships
2 Girls State Runner-ups

2021-2022 Richard Halverson

Golf Coaching Experience:  Clear Lake/Deuel High School, Head Boy’s and Head Girl’s Golf Coach 1977-1998. 

Coaching Service:  SDHSGCA 1977-1998; SDHSCA 1977-1998.

Golf Contributions:  Founded the High School program for Clear Lake/Deuel in 1977, Founded the Clear Lake Golf Course Junior program in 1980.  Served on the Board of Directors at Clear Lake Golf Course and was instrumental in evolving the course from sand greens to grass greens.  Volunteered at numerous state tournaments.  Hosted and volunteered at numerous Region Tournaments, Conference Meets, and Local Invitationals. 

Accolades:  South Dakota High School Coaches Association Golf Coach of the Year 1987; South Dakota High School Class B State Championships:  Boys—1986 & 1987.

2021-2022 Mick Hoglund

Golf Coaching Experience:  Dell Rapids Public High School, Head Boy’s Golf Coach 1991-2017. 

Coaching Service:  South Dakota High School Coaches Association, South Dakota High School Golf Coaches Association, South Dakota High School Activities Association All Star Selection

Golf Contributions:  Worked at Minnehaha Country Club and Rocky Run Golf Course.

Accolades:  Two-time South Dakota High School Class B Champions 2000 & 2001; three-time South Dakota High School Class A Champions 2011, 2013, & 2014; South Dakota High School Class B Runner-Up 2003; three-time South Dakota High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2001, 2012, & 2014); National Golf Coach of the Year Finalist; Region Golf Coach of the Year several time.   

2021-2022 Ronald L Peterson

Golf Coaching Experience:  DeSmet High School, Head Boy’s and Girl’s, 1986 to 1998, 2002-2005, & 2007-2011.

Coaching Service:  SDHSGCA 1986 to 1998, 2002-2005, & 2007-2011; SDHSCA 1970-2011.

Golf Contributions:  Volunteered at numerous State Class B Boys and Girls Tournaments; Volunteered, Hosted, and Directed numerous Region 2B & Lake Central Conference Tournaments; founded the DeSmet High School golf program in 1986; Executive Secretary Lake Central Conference 2001-2011.

Accolades:  State B Boys Champions 1996; State B Boys Runner-up 1995, 1997, 1998; State B Boys 4th Place 1986, 4 Region 2B Championships; 5 Lake Central Conference Championships; 3 Region 2B Golf Coach of the Year; Numerous Individual State Medal Winners. 

2020-2021 John Brown Golf Coaching Experience:  Clark High School, Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach 1985-2008; Clark-Willow Lake High School Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach 2009-2018 and 2019 to Present. 

Coaching Service:  Class B Coaching Representative's SDHSAA Golf Advisory Baord 2009-2012, SDHSCA Member 1985-2018, SDHSGCA Member 1985-2018.  Director & Volunteer for Clark Invitational for 20 years.  State Class B Tournament Volunteer for 35 years.

Golf Contributions:  Board of Directors for The Clark Golf Club 4 years.  Director & Volunteer Coordinator for Clark's Junior Golf Summer Program for 20 years. 

Accolades:  National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year Finalist 2006; SDHSCA Girls Golf Coach of the Year 2006; Region Coach of the Year too many times to count; Seven consecutive Class B State Championships 2004-2010; Coaches LPGA Touring Professional Kimmy Kaufman.
2020-2021 Clark "Cork" Gusso Golf Coaching Experience:  Belle Fourche High School Head Boys Golf Coach 1997-2018; Head Girls Golf Coach 2000-2018

Coaching Service:  Instrumental in implementing South Dakota's Three Class System; HHSACA Member 1997-2018; SDHSCA Member 1997-2018; SDHSGCA Member 1997-2018

Golf Contributions:  Directed & Volunteered numerous State, Region, and Conference events; Coordianted and Instructed the Belle Fourche Junior Golf Program 2000-2016; Tournament Director for numerous Black Hills Golf Association Tournaments; Board of Directors Chapirperson for the Belle Fourche Country Club 4 years.

Accolades:  State Championships:  Girls Class A 2018; Region 4A Champions 3; Region 4A Runner-up 15; State A Team Plaques 10; Black Hills Conference Championships 3;  Individual State Champions Wyatt Anderson-Meier & Payson Birkeland; SDHSCA Girls Coach of the Year 2018; Region 4A Girls Golf Coach of the Year three times; Black Hills Conference Coach of the Year three times.
2020-2021 John Knox Golf Coaching Experience:  Onida High School 1971-1972 Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach; Pierre High School 2009-2018 Head Boys & Girls Golf Coach.

Coaching Contributions:  Volunteered and Directed numberous state, junior, and local tournaments; Instructed junior golf programs in Onida, Huron, Gettysburg, & Pierre; Served on the Golf Advisory Board in Pierre for ten years; Served on the SDGA Board of Directors 2005-2015 and was President 2013-2014.

Accolades:  Inducted into the Onida/Sully Buttes High School Hall of Fame; Inducted into the Pierre Riggs High School Hall of Fame in 2018; SDHSCA Girls Golf Coach of the Year 2011-2012, Class AA Girls Golf Coach of the Year 2012-2013; Pierre Area Coaches Association Golf Coach of the Year 2013-2014; ESD Conference Coach of the Year six times; Girls State AA:  Champions-2013, Runner-Up-2012, -2014, -2015; Sixth-2016; Girls ESD Conference:  Champions-2012, -2013, -2014, -2015; Boys ESD Conference:  Champions-2015, -2016; Coached five Individual Medalist State Champions. 
2020-2021 Bud Postma Golf Coaching Experience:  Madison High School, Head Boys Golf Coach 1999-2005; Head Girls Golf Coach 1999-2010 & Co-Head Coach 2011-2020;

Coaching Service:  SDHSAA 1986-2020; SDHSGCA 1999-2020; SDHSAA Golf Advisory Board 2000-2006; SDHSAA Board of Director 2015-2018 (Chairpers 2017-2018)

Golf Contributions:  Board of Directors, Madison Country Club 1990-1996 (President 1995-1996); SDHSAA Tournament Director for five state tournaments; SDHSAA Rules Official numerous State A Boys & Girls Tournaments; Region 1A Tournament Director fifteen times; Junior Golf Coordinator 18years; Instrumental in creating and implemeting South Dakota's three class system in Golf; Assisted in Hosting two SDGA Tournaments.

Accolades:  SDHSCA AD of the Year 2018; SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award 2018; SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year Finalist 2003-2004; Madison High School Hall of Fame 2019; Boys Golf:  State Champioships 2001, 2003, & 2004, Runner-Ups 2002; Girls Golf:  State Runner Ups 2015, Third 2014, Fourth 2016 & 2019, Fifth 2004, 2005, & 2013.  Individual Player Results:  25 in Top Ten, 2 Champions, 3 Runner Ups, & 8 Third.  Region `1A Coach of the Year 15 times. 
2019-2020 Phil Hunt

Golf Coaching Experience:  Rapid City Stevens HS, Head Boy’s and Head Girl’s Golf Coach 1989-2015. 

Coaching Service:  SDHSGCA 1989-2015; SDHSCA 1989-2015; SDHSAA Advisory Board, 1995-2002; continues to volunteer as an assistant at Douglas High School.  SDHSAA All-Stars, 2002. 

Golf Contributions:  Volunteered and Directed numerous State Class A Boys and Girls Tournaments, Region Tournaments, Conference Tournaments and State South Dakota Golf Association events.  Volunteered directing Junior Youth Golf Programs at The Elks, Fountain Springs, Meadowbrook, Red Rock, and many other courses throughout the Black Hills. 

Accolades:  SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award 2016; SDHSCA Hall of Fame 2017; NHSACA Golf Coach of the Year Finalist 2007, 2011, & 2014; SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year 1994, 2004; SD Sportswriters Team of the Year 1999; Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame 1999; State Championships:  Boys—1994-1999; Girls 1994-1997, 1999, & 2004.

2019-2020 Jim "Tiger" McGlone

Golf Coaching Experience:  Flandreau Public HS, Head Boy’s and Head Girl’s Golf Coach 1981-1998. 

Coaching Service:  South Dakota High School Coaches Association Lifetime Member; SDHSCA Past President 1984; SDHSAA Golf Advisory Board.

Golf Contributions:  President, Board of Directors, Flandreau Municipal Golf Course; Director Summer Recreational Programs for City of Flandreau for Golf You Camps; Volunteered and Directed numerous local Invitationals.

Accolades:  SDHSCA Hall of Fame 1995; Three-time SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year 1984, 1992, 1998; SDHSCA Max Hawk Award Recipient 1998; NHSACA National Golf Coach of the Year Nominee 1984; Three Boys’ State Championships, 1983, 1992, & 1998; Runner-up State Titles 5; Region Championships 5; Conference Titles 3, & Invitational Titles 9.

2019-2020 Joan Rachetto

Golf Coaching Experience:  Lead-Deadwood HS, Head Boy’s and Head Girl’s Golf Coach 1986-2013. 

Coaching Service:  SDHSGCA 2000-2013; SDHSCA 1992-2013

Golf Contributions:  Volunteered and Directed numerous State Class A Boys and Girls Tournaments, Region 4A Tournaments, Black Hills Conference Tournaments and State South Dakota Golf Association events.  Volunteered directing Junior Youth Golf Programs at both Boulder Canyon Golf Course and Lead Country Club. Volunteer, Boulder Canyon Golf Course Ground’s Crew.

Accolades:  SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award 2012-2013, SDHSCA Girls’ Golf Coach of the Year 2006-2007, Nominated National High School Golf Coach of the Year 2010. Lead-Deadwood High School Hall of Fame 2007, Black Hills Coach of the Year 23 times, Region 4A Coach of the Year 16 times.  Boys State Champions 2006, Runner-Up 1990, 2001, and 2004.  Five consecutive Girls State Championships 2004-2008 and one Girls State Championship in 1992 under the two-class system.  Girls State Runner-Up 2003, Region 4A Champions:  Girls 1989-1992, 2002-2006.  Boys 1992, 2001-2006.  Black Hills Conference:  Girls 1988-1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998-2006, Boys 1990-1992, 2003-2006. 

2018-2019 Marvin Bohnet

Golf Coaching Experience:  Hamlin County HS, Head Boy’s and Girls Golf Coach 1987-2005. 

Coaching Service:  SDHSGCA Executive Director 1996-2005; SDHSCA Board of Directors as Golf’s Executive Sport Secretary 1992-2002, Pres. Elect 2003, Pres. 2004, & Past Pres. 2005; SDHSAA’s Golf Advisory Board as Class B Coaches Rep 1993-1999; South Dakota State Rep for the NHSACA 2002-2005.

Golf Contributions:  Founder of our SDHSGCA in 1996; Implemented Region COTY Awards and Plaques; Began the tradition of Awarding the SDHSCA All-Tournament Plaques to the state’s top six finishers;  Founder and first coach of our SDHSAA’s SD All-Star Games for Golf in 1999.     

Accolades:  2001 NFCA Boys Golf Coach of the Year for South Dakota, 2006 NHSCACA Golf Coach of the Year Finalist, 1991 SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year.

Induction Ceremony:  4June2019, Hillcrest Country Club, Yankton, SD

Marvin Bohnet
2018-2019 Daryl Fletcher

Golf Coaching Experience:  Elk Point HS, Head Boys and Girls, 1973-1993, Elk Point-Jefferson HS, Head Boys and Girls, 1994-2007. 

Coaching Service:  SDHSCA Life-Time Member, SDHSCA President 1997-1998, and SDHSGCA Executive Director 1996-1997. 

Golf Contributions:  Educator 34 years, Board of Directors The Pointe Golf Club 25 years, Junior Golf Volunteer 18 years, Men’s League President, Booster, and Leader in Construction of The Pointe Golf Center.

Accolades: National Golf Coach of the Year Finalist; Three time South Dakota High School Coaches Association Golf Coach of the Year; South Dakota High School Coaches Hall of Fame; Dakota State University Hall of Fame
Six South Dakota State Championships; Four Runner Up Finishes

Induction Ceremony:  4June2019, Hillcrest Country Club, Yankton, SD

Daryl Fletcher
2018-2019 Rod Garrison

Golf Coaching Experience:  Clark HS, Head Boys and Girls, 1974-1975; O’Gorman HS, Assistant Girls, 1984, Head Girls 1985-2015, Assistant Boys 200-2001, Head Boys 2002-2014.

Coaching Service:  SDHSAA Advisory Board, SDHSCA President, SDHSGCA Executive Director

Contributions:  Educator 43 years, Sioux Empire Jr. Challenge Tour, 18 years.  Great Life 2014-present.

Accolades:  National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s Golf Coach of the Year, National Federation Coaches Association’s Midwest Section Golf coach of the Year, South Dakota High School Coaches Association Golf Coach of the Year, South Dakota High School Coaches Association Girls Golf Coach of the Year, The South Dakota High School Athletic Association Distinguished Service Award, The South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Induction Ceremony:  4June2019, Catail Crossing Golf Course, Watertown, SD.

Rod Garrison
2018-2019 Bill Scholten

Golf Coaching Experience:  SDSU, Assistant Golf Coach, 1976; Brookings HS Head Boys Golf Coach, 1977-2006 & 2008-2016; Head Girls Coach, 1978-1992 & 1994-2017.

Coaching Service: SDHSCA Board of Director’s Executive Sports Secretary for Golf 1991-1994; SDHSAA Golf Advisory Board, 1987-1991

Golf Contributions:  SDGA Board of Directors 2001-Present; SDGA President, 2015-2016; SDGA VP, 2013-2014; SD Jr Golf Foundations Board of Directors, 2001-Present; Brookings CC Manager, 1998-2018; Tournament Director and Rules Official for numerous SD State Championships.

Accolades:  Coached 11 State Championships, finished Runner-Up 9 times, had 8 Individual Medalists, and earned 26 ESD Conference Titles; 1998 SD Sportswriter’s Association Team of the Year; SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year 1988, 1999, & 2003; SDHSCA All-Star Golf Coach 2000; SDSU Ralph Ginn Award for Coaching 2003; NHSACA National High School Golf Coach of the Year 2003; SDHSCA Hall of Fame 2005, BHS Hall of Fame for Coaching 2013.

Induction Ceremony:  4June2019, Catail Crossing Golf Course, Watertown, SD.

Bill Scholten
2018-2019 Jim Sorensen

Golf Coaching Experience:  Beresford HS, Head Boy’s Golf Coach 1967-1970; Head Boy’s Boys and Girl’s Golf Coach 1972-2005; Head Boy’s Golf Coach 2010-2015. 

Golf Contributions:  SDHSCA Executive Sports Secretary for Golf, 1984-1990; SDHSAA Golf Advisory Board’s Class B Representative, 1984-1990.  Volunteer Coach Beresford City Summer Youth Golf Program.   

Accolades:  NHSCACA Golf Coach of the Year 2012; NHSCACA Golf Hall of Fame; SDHSCA Golf Coach of the Year ’79, ’80, ’95, ’02; Basketball Coaches Hall of Shrine; SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award; the SDHSCA Hall of Fame; the SDHSCA Hall of Excellence; and the Beresford HS Hall of Fame. 

Induction Ceremony:  4June2019, Hillcrest Country Club, Yankton, SD

 

Jim Sorensen