BOHLMANN NAMED MIDDLE SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR
Glenda Bohlmann, who has a 30-year-history with the Menno School District, was honored over the weekend by the South Dakota Coaches’ Association as the 2019-2020 Middle School Coach of the Year. Bohlmann was recognized at an awards luncheon at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell Sunday, Sept. 13. She was one of 16 coaches from across the state, representing various sports, earning Coach of the Year honors.
The program handed out at the luncheon had this to say about Bohlmann:
Glenda Bohlmann’s coaching career can be compared to a game of tennis. She started her career at St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Indian Girls at Springfield in 1977. There were not many volleyball teams in South Dakota at the time, so matches were hard to find. She started the volleyball program in Menno in 1990 after encouragement from Jo Auch, who was her assistant. The following year she started the volleyball program in Scotland as both head and junior high coach until 1994, when she decided to quit so she could watch her daughters play in Menno. She got back into coaching as an assistant at various levels and is still coaching today.
Bohlamnn is an active member of the South Dakota Coaches Association and South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association. She has been an official and volunteered at the State Volleyball Tournament to do stats along with being a region tournament line judge. Bohlmann was given the “Friend of Volleyball” award in 2009.
“I am humbled and totally surprised by this award,” commented Bohlmann. “I know there are a lot of other deserving coaches. I believe fundamentals, good work ethic and self-discipline are important in becoming a successful athlete. I’ve had great girls who have made it a joy to be a coach. I also need to thank my children for putting up with me during the season.”