DeBoer named new AD/Arena Manager for Huron


Huron High School graduate Scott DeBoer is returning to his roots.

It was announced Monday that the 2006 HHS graduate has been hired as the new Activities Director/Arena Manager for the Huron School District.

DeBoer, a 2010 South Dakota State University graduate, has served on coaching staffs at Brookings, Pierre, Northern State University in Aberdeen and Watertown.

“Throughout his coaching career, DeBoer helped facilitate individual and team successes at the ESD and AA level,” said Kraig Steinhoff, who is the Superintendent for the Huron School District. “DeBoer brings an understanding of how to develop a successful and sustainable program, as well as an awareness of the challenges and opportunities of the Huron School District.

“DeBoer models what it means to be a lifelong learner and strives to maintain a progressive approach to self and organizational improvement,” he said.

DeBoer attained his Master’s Degree in Administration and Leadership from Northern State University in 2013 and a Certificate of Sport Psychology from California Southern University in 2019. He is working on a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology emphasizing in Performance Psychology from Grand Canyon University.

“DeBoer is currently in his third year as an assistant principal at Watertown High School, where he has played a lead role in several staff and student initiatives,” Steinhoff said. “DeBoer demonstrates an optimistic approach centering on developing positive interpersonal relationships. He understands and promotes the values of extracurricular activities and their role in students’ holistic development.”

DeBoer is a second generation educator, with his parents Bob and Kathy being long-time educators in the Huron School District. He will be joined in his new venture by his wife, Heather, and their three children — Colton, JayLee and Trajan.