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Sep, 2017

Black Hills Rapids Announces Leadership Additions


RAPID CITY, SD – The Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club is excited to announce the expansion of the organization’s top leadership to include new positions focused on improving the club’s operations and coaching development.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director Doug Noyes welcome Dave Sharp, Troy Anderson, Mike Fairchild and Josh Valder to new roles within the organization, all of which will be dedicated to delivering a top-tier experience for the more than 2,000 members of the club.

“There are two things that matter above anything else to this club: skilled coaches and eager players,” Noyes said. “We have those now, but to keep growing we need to have the right people in place to lead. Our members deserve that and I’m confident we have those people now.”

  • Dave Sharp – Director of Coaching

    Dave Sharp returns to the Black Hills Rapids as Director of Coaching (DOC) with the primary role of providing training and development for coaches in both the competitive and recreational programs. The 2015 Region 2 Coach of the Year, Sharp holds a US Soccer National “A” license and previously served as the Rapids’ DOC and is widely regarded as one of the most skilled coaches in Western South Dakota.

  • Troy Anderson – Select Program Director

    Troy Anderson will take on the role of providing operational and administrative direction to the Select level teams as the Select Program Director. In this role, he will be responsible for information and communication between coaches and club members, while also continuing to push program growth. A longtime club member and coach, Anderson is currently an assistant coach for the Central High School girls’ soccer team.


  • Mike Fairchild – Academy Program Director

    Mike Fairchild will serve as the Academy Program Director and, like Anderson, will work to fulfill the operational needs of that program’s teams, as well as develop and expand the Academy level. Fairchild has been a longtime coach for the club, as well as held administrative positions with the South Dakota State Soccer Association.


  • Josh Valder – Director of Soccer Operations

Formerly the Director of Coaching for the Recreational Program, Valder has been asked to fill a new position within the club that focuses on the general management, support and organization of the club’s soccer operations. Valder’s unique knowledge of the club and dedication to all Black Hills Rapids members make him an asset to the new leadership team.


All new positions have taken effect immediately and report to Noyes. These roles constitute a new structure for the organization and the selection of Sharp, Anderson, Fairchild and Valder were unanimously approved by the Board.

In 2014, the two premier soccer clubs in the area (Rapid City Youth Soccer League and Rushmore Soccer Club) joined forces to become Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club. A single home for soccer in our community, BHRSC works to create an environment conducive to the development of all players – through quality training, study and competition – both on and off the field.