Roosevelt Turns the Clock Back to Find Next Girls Basketball Coach
Holly (Sivesind) Borchers is living proof that you can go home again.
The former standout basketball player at Roosevelt High School, and South Dakota Miss Basketball in 1992, is returning to Sioux Falls this summer to become the Rough Riders next girls coach, replacing Chris Clark.
Borchers, a college head coach the past two seasons at Division II Florida Southern College, told me the move home was something she’s been thinking about, but the opportunity came about quickly:
After graduating from Creighton (where she started for four years) in 1997, Borchers turned to coaching – first as a grad assistant at Wright State in Ohio, then as an assistant at Creighton, then to Flordia Southern, where she served as an assistant for six seasons before taking over the program in 2012.
She says along the way she’s evolved as a coach:
When she returns home to take over at Roosevelt, it will be her first high school coaching job, and Borchers says while there are some differences between the high school and college game, there are some things that never change, regardless of the level:
The transition is already underway, but will really hit high gear when Brochers arrives back home for good:
As for her emotions as she prepares to take over at Roosevelt, Borchers knows that the beginning of one adventure means the ending of another: