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Sanford POWER Basketball Academy names coordinator

05/07/2014, 2:30pm CDT
By Sanford Sports

Allan Bertram was head boys’ basketball coach at Chamberlain

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Allan Bertram, most recently the head boys’ basketball coach at Chamberlain High School, is the new coordinator of the Sanford POWER Basketball Academy.

Bertram, who will begin his duties later this month, led Chamberlain to four South Dakota Class A state-tournament appearances, five district titles, four region championships and six conference crowns in his 12 seasons as leader of the Cubs. He accumulated more than 225 victories and was named region coach of the year twice. Bertram has also served as Chamberlain’s middle and high school principal since 2010.

Bertram spent one year as the head boys’ basketball coach at Todd County High School, guiding his team to a conference championship during the 2001-02 season.

Also active as a coach for the Dakota Schoolers AAU program, Bertram developed South Dakota’s first college prospect camp and has run numerous team and individual camps throughout the region during the past decade.

Bertram played basketball at Huron University for one season before finishing his college career at Sinte Gleska University in Mission, South Dakota. A 1997 graduate of SGU with a degree in education, he also completed a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of South Dakota.

The Sanford POWER Basketball Academy is a comprehensive player development program featuring private workouts, camps and clinics and team training options.

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