McCook Central/Montrose’s Tami Bies was named the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association Region 5 coach of the year. Bies guided the Fighting Cougars to a fourth-place finish at the Class A state tournament and a 25-5 record this season.
Other region winners include: Groton Area’s Chelsea Hanson (Region 1), Sioux Falls Washington’s Kelly Schroeder (Region 2), Sioux Falls Christian’s Darci Wassenaar (Region 3), Dakota Valley’s Mary Miller (Region 4), Miller’s Linda DeBoer (Region 6), Rapid City Christian’s Elizabeth Kieffer (Region 7) and Faith’s Mandy Lemmel (Region 8).
Faulkton Area’s Vanessa Bowman was named the Class B assistant coach of the year, while Dakota Valley’s Lonnie Bermel (Class A) and Watertown’s Garrett Priest (Class AA) also received the honor.
The middle school coach of the year was Elissa Reppe, of Northwestern.