BHS announces head football coach

Courtesy photo: Brady Clark

BROOKINGS – Brady Clark has been selected as head football coach at Brookings High School, the school announced Thursday.

Clark succeeds Lee Schmidt, who recently stepped away after leading the Bobcats for seven years.

Clark is a native of Hartford and a graduate of Black Hills State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

As a Yellow Jacket in Spearfish, Clark was an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference defensive end in 2011. He was also an RMAC track and field champion, all-conference and BHSU’s first RMAC national qualifier in the discus during the 2013 season.

Clark’s coaching background includes numerous youth and high school football camps, strength and conditioning camps, assistant high school football and assistant volunteer coach in discus at BHSU.

During his high school football career at West Central, he was a part of three team state championships in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Most recently, he has been the head football coach for Oldham-Ramona/Rutland from 2017-present, leading the Raiders to the playoffs for the second time in 20 years. During his time at ORR, Clark was an assistant football and track coach and head powerlifting coach while teaching sixth grade.

“We are very excited to announce that Brady Clark, head football coach for Oldham-Ramona/Rutland from 2017-present has accepted a fifth-grade teaching and head football position here at Brookings,” said BHS Director of Student Activities Randy Soma. “His competitive experience, knowledge, rapport and his ability to build quality, young student-athletes academically, athletically, and socially to be champions for life through football made him the ideal teaching and coaching candidate. We look forward to his leadership in our school district and the Bobcat football program.”

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