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Coaches Leaving

Posted: December 8th, 2017, 10:44 am
by giminy rickets
Sounds Mike Flakus at Aberdeen Central has resigned as Head Football Coach. One of the good guys in the profession.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: December 8th, 2017, 11:08 am
by AC Parent
Confirmed this morning in the Aberdeen American News. Mike is one of the classiest men you will ever meet. Not surprised that he's stepping down, now that he's had the privilege of coaching both of his sons through high school. He's had a good run at CHS. He will stay on as a teacher and assistant track coach, per the newspaper report.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 10th, 2018, 10:48 am
by Stanford
Do you think it's connected with his sons? Or is the man simply in need of a change. Who could blame him.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 10th, 2018, 12:05 pm
by AC Parent
Mike is in his 50's. Getting close to retirement age from the school district. So it's time to slow down and enjoy his last few years of teaching before hitting that Rule of 85 (I think? Maybe Rule of 80? Whatever it is ...). And I'm sure it doesn't hurt that his boys are now done with HS football so he'll have time to enjoy watching college athletics as well.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 10th, 2018, 3:47 pm
by Team Player 2
Probably also doesn't help that AC is going to be bad in football for a really long time. Might as well get out now when your kids are done.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 12th, 2018, 10:25 am
by hankb
AC Parent wrote:Mike is in his 50's. Getting close to retirement age from the school district. So it's time to slow down and enjoy his last few years of teaching before hitting that Rule of 85 (I think? Maybe Rule of 80? Whatever it is ...). And I'm sure it doesn't hurt that his boys are now done with HS football so he'll have time to enjoy watching college athletics as well.
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Think the AD is retiring, and he wants that position?

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 15th, 2018, 9:30 am
by AC Parent
hankb wrote: Think the AD is retiring, and he wants that position?
I don't know if Mr. Brownell is retiring, but I highly doubt that Mike wants the AD position.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 20th, 2018, 11:25 am
by softkitty
Dell Rapids head coach, Steve Hansen, is retiring.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 25th, 2018, 3:10 pm
by Jacks Sports
softkitty wrote:Dell Rapids head coach, Steve Hansen, is retiring.
That's to bad...they don't have the same athletes anymore, and their vanilla offense was easy to defend. Not sure if they will bring someone else in to change it up or hire within. I am hearing it will be an assistant so it will probably stay the same.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 30th, 2018, 10:38 pm
by wannabe
yeah.... lot of high school teams wish they were that 'vanilla'!!

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 9:40 am
by NebraskaNorm
No kidding. West Central vanilla'd their way to a few championships.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 10:21 am
by Jacks Sports
Because each team had the athletes to do whatever they wanted and still win. Now, both teams do not have the athletes needed and look where the offense is getting them. They both have tried to change things up, but go back to their bread and butter which is going to get them nowhere in the future. The wing t and west centrals overload offense you need the athletes, both teams do not have those. Both teams/coaches need to change up their philosophies to continue to contend. Don't be stuck in their ways and realize the culture of football is changing. The Barbers, Langers, or Schmidts aren't coming through that door again, time to change from the vanilla wing t. Doing it for a series here and there, or a quarter and switching right back does not equate to changing up the offense. I wonder why very few teams in high school/college run those offenses...

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 10:58 am
by FBParent101
Newsflash: you need the athletes to run any offense and be successful. Bigger Newsflash: the more complex/spread-based offense you run, the better those athletes have to be to be successful. Watch a HS team that tries to run the spread without any speed or passing ability and it looks like garbage. That's why there's still a lot of High School teams run the traditional heavy-run based offenses, because you can plug any kid into them and still have some level of success. If you're saying Dells and West Central don't have the athletes any more, that's a better argument to run a more traditional offense. Winner ran it and won two Championships, Tri-Valley ran it to a lot of dome appearances and Championships, and the 11B game this year were two run-heavy teams: SFC was running a shotgun version of the Double Wing and B-E was power football as well. Dells was a missed XP away from possibly advancing to the semi-finals. It was five years ago that West Central ran their Wing-T to victory over Madison's spread in the Dome. The next year Dells did the same thing with their Double Wing. I think they'll be ok.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 11:00 am
by NebraskaNorm
Usually, to win a state title you have to have a strong program. I'd say Dells has that. You also need good athletes and depth. Schools are dealt the players they get. When a good class or two comes up together, you have a shot. Not sure the base offense matters much. Madison could have won this year with any offense. Gotta have the horses. Should coaches adapt to the players? Absolutely. But, to say the Wing-T can't win Class A Football in South Dakota is laughable.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: February 15th, 2018, 2:06 pm
by Curryfan_3
Any idea who the next football coach at Aberdeen Central will be?

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: April 26th, 2018, 7:58 am
by SDFBFan7708
The head job at Deuel is open. Coach Rosdahl put in his resignation yesterday after accepting a job in Georgia.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: May 14th, 2018, 12:15 am
by cheapseats
Congratulations on a great career, Coach Steve Hansen in Dell Rapids.
Five championsips in 11A - 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and a runner-up finish in 2006.

Any word on who is getting the Dells job?

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: May 15th, 2018, 12:20 pm
by CSDsportsfan1
Stanley County job is open. Tom O'Boyle is moving to Vermillion to be middle school principal.

Re: Coaches Leaving

Posted: May 21st, 2018, 1:00 pm
by SDFBFan7708
SDFBFan7708 wrote:
April 26th, 2018, 7:58 am
The head job at Deuel is open. Coach Rosdahl put in his resignation yesterday after accepting a job in Georgia.
Dustin Hourigan will be taking over the head job after serving as an assistant at Deuel the past five seasons.