HURON — After spending four years as the head coach for the Huron boys’ basketball, Jon Schouten has stepped down from his position.
Schouten led the Tigers to seventh place in the 2019 Class AA State Tournament and they were seeded second in 2020 before the tournament was cancelled due to COVID.
“Stepping away from the Huron basketball program is a very tough decision,” said Schouten, who has been a coach in the Huron School District for the past 10 years. “The kids and coaches have worked incredibly hard over the last four years to continue the rich tradition of Tiger basketball. I am very appreciative of what they have invested in the program during my time here.”
Schouten’s departure came about due to some personal decisions. He has accepted a teaching position at the Brandon Valley Middle School.
“At this point, Hannah (wife) and I feel like this is the best thing for our family,” he said. “We will be closer to Hannah’s family in Sioux Falls and my family in Iowa.”
At the present time Schouten’s move doesn’t include coaching, but something could develop in the future.
“Hannah and I are incredibly grateful to the Huron community for everything they have done for us over the past 10 years,” Schouten said. “Huron is a special place and we have loved living here and raising our boys here. We are sad to leave such an awesome community. At the same time, we are excited for our next adventure.”
Huron Activities Director Terry Rotert said a search for Schouten’s replacement will begin immediately.