The Milbank School District Board of Education approved the resignation of Rick Swenson during their regular board meeting Monday, January 8. Swenson is a high school teacher and coach.
Swenson has been employed by the district since 1994. He taught Social Studies and served as the head football coach from 1994-1999. He amassed a record of 26 wins and 29 losses for the Bulldogs. He also served as an assistant basketball coach for both boys and girls basketball and was a longtime assistant track coach.
“Rick has been instrumental as a coach and has stepped in to fill positions whenever it was asked of him,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. “He also has been a leader in the technology area and is going out with his foot on the gas. We hate to see him go.”
Swenson is a Northern State University graduate and began his teaching and coaching career in Waverly before going to Belle Fouche in 1980. While in Belle Fouche, he taught Social Studies and was the head football coach, winning a state championship in 1983.
Swenson will leave the district at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. “I would like to thank the administration and school board for their support over the last 20 plus years of my career,” said Swenson. “I have enjoyed teaching and coaching for the Milbank School District very much and continue to enjoy it daily. I have always tried to give our students my best. It has been a pleasure to do so.”
Swenson will enjoy his retirement and focus his attention on family.