The South Dakota Sports Hall OF Fame is going to welcome 16 new members coming up this April. Chad Greenway, of Mount Vernon and Mark Ellis, of Rapid City highlight this years class.
Others who will be going into the hall are Steve Kueter, the winningest high school football coach in the state’s history. Mandy Koupal, who starred at the University of South Dakota for the Women’s basketball team and a Division II Player of the Year.
Seven-time All-American Kim Fordham-Lien, an Aberdeen native and two-time national champion in the 800 meters from South Dakota State; Jay Hennies, former athlete and coach at Wagner, S.D., USD and Vermillion, S.D.; Barb Felderman of Rapid City, S.D., an outstanding coach in multiple sports at South Dakota School of Mines; Ron Lenz of Brookings, S.D., who revolutionized the Sports Information profession at South Dakota State; Wayne Carney, recently retired director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and former head coach at Agar, Hamlin and Sioux Falls Washington; and Dale Weber of Salem, S.D., president of the South Dakota Amateur Baseball and an award-winning official.
Tickets for the banquet, which will be held in Sioux Falls on Saturday, April 14th, will be available to the public soon.