The Power Team of Sioux Falls

Scott Hettenbach

Director of the POWER Sports Performance Program
Scott Hettenbach
Scott Hettenbach is the Director of the POWER Sports Performance Program for Sanford Health. Since 2013 he has overseen the daily operations of all athlete performance training programs at the 85,000 sq ft Sanford Fieldhouse in Sioux Falls.

From 1995-2013 he was the associate director of sports conditioning at the University of Wisconsin, and led strength and conditioning efforts for the Badger men’s basketball program for 19 seasons. Hettenbach oversaw all facets of strength, speed, agility, conditioning, testing, recovery and nutrition for the program and worked with team physicians and athletic training staff on injury prevention and return to play protocol and progressions.

In addition to his duties with men’s basketball, Hettenbach also worked with football, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, track and field, golf, tennis and swimming at various points in his career with the Badgers. Scott coached numerous NBA, NFL, NHL and Olympic athletes while at the University of Wisconsin. Among that group are current and former NBA players Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker, Devin Harris, Jon Leuer, Michael Finley and Alando Tucker.

Scott earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, where he was a hurdler on the track and field team. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as a Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor.

Jesse Haines

Manager
Jesse HainesJesse Haines, CSCS is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Sanford POWER and has been here since the Fall of 2004. Before that, Jesse spent one season as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Jesse was a two-sport athlete (football and track & field) in college at the University of South Dakota where he graduated in 2000. After his college career was completed, he played under Coach Kurtiss Riggs for two seasons with the Sioux Falls Storm. High school honors include: South Dakota High School Athlete of the Year, Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and High School Coaches Association Track & Field All-American.

Brad Rilling

Lead Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Brad RillingBrad Rilling is the Lead Strength & Conditioning Specialist for Sanford POWER. Brad is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He’s been a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Sanford POWER since 1999. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University. Brad is a certified referee for USA Powerlifting. Brad is also a 5-time state powerlifting champion and holds the state record bench press in the powerlifting division. Brad has trained youth athletes, a world bench press champion, all-state high school athletes, various college and pro athletes. Brad also has vast experience training adult athletes helping them meet all of their physical goals.

Jim Lloyd

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Jim LloydJim Lloyd has been a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Sanford POWER since December 1998. He received his Bachelor’s degree in sports management with an emphasis in exercise from Southwest Minnesota State. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the strength and conditioning field, and has been certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since May 1999. He designs workouts for the Sioux Falls Swim team, wide variety of high school athletes and adult populations including firefighters, military, police, and endurance athletes. Jim uses his Kettlebell certification and experience to add non-traditional strength training equipment like kettlebells, ropes, sandbags, and tires into his workouts.

Jordan Soukup

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
JorJordan Soukupdan Soukup is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA who began working at Sanford POWER as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in August of 2014. Prior to POWER, Jordan served as an athletic performance intern at the University of Missouri, assisting with football, women’s tennis, swimming/diving, softball and volleyball. He was a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Wisconsin during the summers of 2010 and 2011, as well as the spring of 2012, working primarily with football. Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with a concentration in strength and conditioning, from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In May of 2014 he received his Master’s degree in human performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. As a former graduate assistant strength coach at UW-L, he lead the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for volleyball, softball, women’s gymnastics, and women’s basketball while assisting with football.

Charley Smook

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Charley SmookCharley Smook, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), graduated in May of 2012 with his Master’s degree in sports performance from Northern State University. While in graduate school his GA position with the NSU wellness center where he was in charge of running the building and employees. He also interned with the Aberdeen Wings Hockey Junior League program where he trained several athletes who are now playing NCAA Division I hockey and higher around the nation. Post-graduation, he accepted an internship with Sanford POWER in the summer of 2014 where he ran a speed and agility program for a local high school and assisted with several hockey developmental camps. He then joined the staff permanently in September of 2014. He worked with Augustana Baseball from 2014-2018 being a part of their 2018 DII National Championship team. Charley also is the strength and conditioning coach at Brandon Valley High School since 2018 running their summer program since 2016.

Paul Lundgren

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Paul LundgrenPaul Lundgren is a Senior Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), oversees the strength and conditioning program at Sioux Falls Christian Schools and has been with Sanford POWER since August of 2015. Prior to POWER, Paul worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at South Dakota State University, working primarily with Golf, Track and Field, Wrestling, while assisting with Football, Basketball, and Volleyball. He was an Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iowa State University in the winter and summer of 2012 working with the Iowa State Cyclone’s Football Team. Paul received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Northwestern College in 2011 and received his Master’s degree from South Dakota State University in 2015.

Kaity Soukup

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kaity McCoyKaity is a Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Sanford POWER. She graduated with her Masters of Education from the University of Sioux Falls in May of 2020. Prior to that she graduated from the University of South Dakota in May of 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science. Before graduating, she was an intern with Sanford POWER working with various groups and sports. She was on the Sioux Falls Skyforce dance team for three years and helped create and implement the team’s workouts. Kaity has worked with a variety of athletes from one-on-one clients to large groups. She strives to create programs that will suit the need of any athlete and help them reach their full potential. She is also the intern coordinator for the Sioux Falls area and develops the curriculum for the interns. Kaity is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Brady Bonte

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Brady BonteBrady Bonte graduated in May 2018 with his Masters Degree in Education from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. While completing his degree, Brady was a graduate assistant for the Strength and Conditioning Department where he designed and implemented workouts for Volleyball, Baseball, Wrestling, and Track and Field. He was also first assistant to football and basketball during his time as a graduate assistant. Prior to his role as a strength coach for DWU he also completed two levels of internship curriculum at Dakota Wesleyan under Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Kyle Hobbs. Brady graduated from DWU with a Bachelors Degree in Sports, Exercise, and Wellness in May of 2016, while also gaining All American recognition for the Tiger football team in both 2014 and 2016. Brady is currently a level 1 Sports Performance coach with the USAW and is working towards becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Rony Sieperda

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Rony SpierdaRony joined the POWER team in the Fall of 2018 as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Sieperda has been a Performance Coach for over three years with experience training athletes from high school, college and professional levels. He has worked with a numerous athletes and teams including women’s lacrosse, football, men’s and women’s basketball, track ,volleyball, softball and baseball. A graduate from Chase County High school in Nebraska, Rony went on to play two years of basketball at Mid Plains where he was a part of national tournament run (NJCCA) in Hutchinson. Sieperda then moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to family, and attended USF. He graduated with his BA in business and minor in entrepreneurial studies, and competed with the USF Track & Field Team where he long jumped for three years. Sieperda later got his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science through California-University of Pennsylvania. Rony has prior coaching experience at University of Sioux Falls, University of Akron, University of Colorado and the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. He is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Isaac Charlson

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Isaac Charlson graduated from Augustana University in May of 2019 with a degree in Exercise Science and Fitness Management. In June of 2017, Isaac earned an internship with Sanford POWER. During his experience, he coached many athletes including groups from Lincoln High School, Brandon Valley High School, Augustana University Baseball, Legends of Gold National Wrestlers, various levels of Sanford POWER hockey, Dakota Alliance Soccer Club, and Pentagon Volleyball. When Isaac’s internship concluded, he continued to gain further knowledge and experience by volunteering with Sanford POWER. He then permanently joined the Sioux Falls POWER team in June of 2019, becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Matt Houston

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Matt Houston comes to the Sanford Power Staff with ten years of Strength & Conditioning experience. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2011. During Houston’s final season as a Husky his team went on to win the Holiday Bowl against University Nebraska Cornhuskers. After finishing his collegiate football career Houston interned with IMG Academies in Bradenton Florida, working across all the academy sports, including the US 16’s Soccer team, NBA Pre-Draft, NFL combine, and Track & Field. In 2012, Houston headed to Colorado State University as a restricted earnings assistant working with football. After working at CSU for a season, Houston became a Graduate Assistant at the University of Hawaii where he worked from 2013-2015 to assist with Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, Football and Baseball. During this time he was Head of Women’s Track & Field, Head of Swimming (Distance group) , and Head of Men’s & Women’s Golf . Houston obtained his Masters in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science and accepted his first full-time position in 2015-2016 at the University of South Dakota where he served as the Head of Men’s Basketball & Women’s Softball while also assisting the Football Team. After leaving the University of South Dakota, Houston Interned with Peak Performance Project (P3) known for the generated 3D Motion capture & Force Plate testing and precise enhanced knowledge of injury prevention methodology. In 2017, Houston accepted his first overseas position with the Chinese Men’s National Basketball Team. During the next two seasons, he worked in the WCBA (Women’s Chinese Basketball Association) as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Shanxi Flame & Sichuan Blue Whales. Houston finished the following two seasons in the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, winning two consecutive CBA Championships. Houston is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach , Level 1 Sports Performance Coach with the USAW (United States Weightlifting), and is Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified. Houston is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.

Cassidy Dyhrkopp

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Cassidy Dyhrkopp POWER Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Cassidy Dyhrkopp graduated in May 2020 with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Fitness and Wellness from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She was a member and captain of the Track & Field team, competing as a sprinter, long jumper, and triple jumper. While completing her degree, she did an internship at California State University-Sacramento where she worked with the football team. Cassidy graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Hastings College in 2022. While at Hastings, she was a GA designing and implementing workouts for volleyball and men’s and women’s wrestling while assisting with football. Cassidy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and a Level 1 USAW coach. Before permanently joining the POWER team, Cassidy completed an internship with Sanford POWER in the summer of 2021 where she worked with many athletes from Roosevelt High School, middle school groups, and other various athletes and clients.

Eagan Lickiss

Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Eagan Lickiss, Sanford POWER Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Eagan Lickiss graduated from South Dakota State University in May of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. While at SDSU, he completed his EPC (Certified Exercise Physiologist) through the American College of Sports Medicine. A multisport athlete in high school (Wrestling, Football, Track and Field), Eagan took his talents to the college level, playing Football at SDSU. At right guard, he helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 431 total yards a game over 5 seasons. In his senior year, Eagan took an internship with Sanford POWER in Sioux Falls, where he has worked with a wide variety of athletes from youth/high school hockey, volleyball, baseball, soccer, and football players, to older adults and personal training clients. Eagan enjoys using his experience to help develop young athletes so that they can achieve their competitive goals.