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Mitchell looking for new girls soccer coach

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

After Monday's Mitchell Board of Education meeting, Mitchell High School is looking for a new girls soccer head coach.

At the school board's regular meeting, Kayla Braffet's resignation from teaching seventh- and eighth-grade language arts was approved, pending a suitable replacement. Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said Thursday that the resignation also includes her position with the Kernel soccer program.

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Braffet, who coached the Mitchell girls team for one season, took over the job after Ryan Perry resigned at the end of the 2012-13 school year. This year's team went 3-9-1 under Braffet, improving off a 1-9-1 record in 2012.

"Her intention is to teach in Harrisburg next year and we will be out a very good girls soccer coach," Mitchell Activities Director Geoff Gross said. "We're disappointed to see her leave, but wish her well.

"We will be looking for a new coach, whether inside the district or outside the district."

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