ABERDEEN – After only one season, Scott Svendsen has resigned as football head coach at Aberdeen Central.
Svendsen led the Golden Eagles to a 4-7 record in the program’s first season in 11AA football. Central lost to eventual state champion Pierre in the semifinal round.
Svendsen told the Aberdeen News that he resigned due to a “difference in philosophy.” Namely, the school has a contract with Sanford Health that allows the health care system to oversee football strength training and not the head coach.
Svendsen’s first coaching job was in the 1980’s at Aberdeen Central before he went to Texas, the United Kingdom, and back to Texas, where he coached two state championship teams at Katy, near Houston.