Huron Hires New Head Football Coach

The Huron Tigers have hired Scott Spanton as the new head football coach. Spanton is a native of South Dakota but has taught and coached in Texas the past 30 years, mainly in the San Antonio area. Even with the long tenure in Texas, Coach Spenton said he and his wife had a desire to come back north.

He says he has primarily coached on the offensive side of the ball.

Spanton has coached on teams that made the state quarter-finals and semi-finals in Texas, and had coached several future NFL players, including former Minnesota Viking Cedric Griffen.

Spanton is a graduate of Milbank High School and Jamestown University in North Dakota. He earned his masters at Northern State. Spanton replaces Michael Schmitz, who stepped down after leading Huron to a runner up in 11AA last November.

(Jeff Duffy, KOKK Sports)