Kelli Herman named BHS girls’ soccer coach


BROOKINGS – Kelli Herman was selected as head girls’ soccer coach at Brookings High School. She succeeds Nathan Tritle, who recently stepped away after three years in the position.

Herman is a native of Sioux City, Iowa, and a graduate of South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in education and human sciences (2012) and a master’s degree in science in sports and recreation (2014).

Herman lettered for the Jackrabbit soccer team from 2007-11 and was an All-Summit League first-team selection in 2011. Additionally, she was the 2012 SDSU Courage Award winner and a 2012 NSCA All-American, and earned a spot on the SDSU Academic Dean’s list from 2009-2011.

Herman taught second grade at Flandreau Elementary from 2015-17 while coaching volleyball. She is currently a third-grade treacher at Dakota Prairie in Bookings.

“We are excited to have Kelli teaching and coaching in the Brookings School District,” said BHS Activities Administrator Randy Soma. “Her competitive experience, knowledge and rapport with student-athletes made her the ideal candidate and she will be a great leader for our girls’ soccer program.”

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