Black Hills Rapids Staff

Executive Director

Doug Noyes has been involved in all facets of soccer in Rapid City since 1973.  On the administrative side Doug is currently Executive Director of Black Hills Rapids Soccer Club, he has been in this role since December, 2016.  He’s been involved with the Rapids since the organization began in 2014.  Prior to that, he was a founding member of Soccer Rapid City, he served on the board for Rushmore Soccer Club, and was president of the Rapid City Youth Soccer League. 

On the coaching side, Doug coached his first team in Rapid City in 1973 while playing for the SD School of Mines Club Team.  He learned to love the game as a child growing up in France and Germany as an Air Force dependent.  He has coached ages ranging from pee wee to high school.  The fall of 2016 was the first season in 25 years he has not coached a Club team but still coaches the St. Thomas More girls.  Finishing second this year in the 2017 State High School Athletic Association play offs marked the Lady Cavaliers 9th trip to the title game in 16 years.  Along with six High School Championships, Noyes’ record includes two State Club Championships and three trips to Regionals.

In addition to his position with the Rapids, Doug Noyes has been a professor at Oglala Lakota College for 14 years and holds a Master’s Degree from SDSM&T in Engineering Management.  After retiring as Captain from a 22 year career with the Rapid City Police Department, he spent seven years operating and owning small businesses in Rapid City.


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Director of Coaching

Dave Sharp is the Director of Coaching for the Black Hills Rapids. Sharp is an USSF National A licensed coach who moved to Rapid City from Phoenix, Arizona and began working with the Rushmore Soccer Club. At Rushmore, Sharp began a U08 program that taught young players basic skills and helped them develop confidence with the ball. Sharp coached the U13 girls who were ranked as high as number 50 nationally, and number three in the region, playing in competitive tournaments against some of the highest ranked teams in the country. In Phoenix, Sharp worked as a professional coach and trainer for SC del Sol for over ten years. In those ten years SC del Sol developed into one of the more competitive clubs in the nation. His teams were invited and played in the prestigious Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). He also coached in the Arizona Olympic Development Program for many years, taking the 93 boys to the regional finals two times. During his tenure in Arizona, Sharp assisted many players who have gone on to play at all levels of college, regional and national teams.

Coach Sharp was chosen as the US Youth Soccer Region II Girls Competitive Coach of the Year for 2014.

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Director of Soccer Operations

Joshua Valder is the Director of Coaching for the Black Hills Rapids’ Recreational Program. Valder holds a National Youth License, a USSF National C License and was a coach for the the Rushmore Soccer Club. With Rushmore, he coached the U14/U15 girls and was a club trainer. Valder has coached and served in several soccer positions during his time in South Dakota, including coaching for the South Dakota Olympic Development Program, Rapid City Youth Soccer League (RCYSL), and Rushmore Soccer Club. He also coaches and trains new coaches as part of his role on the South Dakota State Soccer Association State Staff. While coaching at RCYSL, Valder was asked to become the acting Director of Coaching for the league during an organizational transition period, and was able to implement new ideas into the RCYSL Academy Program during that time.

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