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Elwood Dietrich

Elwood Dietrich

Scooper faithful, former athletic director, Elwood Dietrich passes away


Gary Matthews - June 5, 2019

STURGIS, S.D. – The KBHB Sports Department was saddened to hear about the passing of Elwood Dietrich.

Elwood, or “Woody” as he was known to many, passed away on Sunday.

Elwood served as the athletic director at Sturgis Brown High School, where from 1996 to 2001.  Even though he retired in 2001, he remained a big part of Scooper athletics, attending wrestling and football games and running the clock at basketball games. Before then, he served as assistant principal from 1989 to 1995. In 1995, Elwood was selected as the assistant principal of the year for the state of South Dakota.

In total, Elwood spent 41 years in Public Education.  Elwood was inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches hall of Fame in the year 2000, and received the South Dakota High School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award in March of 2001.



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