Mark Senftner Obituary – Cause of Death: Legendary South Dakota basketball coach, Mark Senftner passes away.
Former Sully Buttes football and girls’ basketball head coach Mark Senftner passed away on Saturday, nearly two years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, a post on his Caring Bridge website confirmed.
Over the course of 17 years, Senftner coached both the Sully Buttes football and girls basketball teams. He led the Charger football team to state championship game appearances in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
“One of the greatest coaches in SD basketball history and so proud to have played for him when he was just starting his career,” a tribute post shared on Facebook read. “Athletes, if your coach doesn’t have this fiery, passionate approach, they don’t love you or the game enough. He did. Rest in peace ‘Sef’. The world will miss you, but heaven celebrated your arrival.”
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