Sturgis announces new boys basketball coach

Sports StaffMay 24, 2023Sports
New Scooper boys basketball coach Dan Skinner

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Brown activities director Mike Schultz announced the hiring of Dan Skinner as the new Scooper boys basketball coach. Coach Skinner will replace Derris Buus who resigned earlier this month to take a job as principal at Lyman County School District.

Coach Skinner attended West Central High School in Hartford, SD where he played football, basketball, and ran track. Upon graduation in 2016, Coach Skinner enrolled at the University of South Dakota where he majored in mathematics.  After graduating from USD in 2020, he was hired as a math teacher at Sturgis Williams Middle School. Coach Skinner joined the Scooper boys basketball coaching staff in 2021 where he served as the C Team coach.

“We are very excited to name Daniel Skinner as the head coach of the Scooper boys basketball program,” said Schultz.  “Coach Skinner brings a great deal of energy and passion to our boys basketball program. Coach Skinner grew up around basketball. His mother was a basketball coach and he spent countless hours in the gym around the game.  Coach Skinner will bring a great deal of energy to not only our high school program, but also to our middle school and youth programs. As an assistant coach in the Scooper boys basketball program, Coach Skinner has made many strong connections with our student/athletes and I feel that he will call upon these relationships to build a competitive and educationally based boys basketball program.”