The Cardinals of Dell Rapids St. Mary will kick-off their boys’ basketball season under the direction of a new Head Coach, Colby Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald has been the Assistant Coach for the Cardinals for the past two seasons.
Fitzgerald is a St. Mary graduate from the class of 2004. He played for the St. Mary team for five seasons. During his time as a Cardinal, the team was able to play in the state tournament in 2002 (Second Place), 2003 (Third Place) and 2004 (State Champions). After his high school career, Fitzgerald went on to play basketball for the University of South Dakota for three years and Dakota Wesleyan for two years. Fitzgerald graduated from DWU in 2009 with a Business Degree.
Fitzgerald was married to his wife, Brianne, three years ago. They have two children, Kade (10) and Kendall (20 months). Along with coaching, Fitzgerald is also a Recruiter for Executive Recruiting Consultants. “In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and getting a round of golf in when South Dakota weather allows,” Fitzgerald said. “I also enjoy helping my brother/dad on our family farm or catching a basketball game at a local gym.”
“I enjoy being around the athletes and watching them grow individually and athletically year-to-year,” Fitzgerald explained. “This season I am looking forward to seeing the team grow as a whole from last year. We have a lot of returning players looking to take the next steps towards our goal.”
Good luck to Coach Fitzgerald and the Cardinals this upcoming season!