Allan Bertram, longtime South Dakota high school basketball coach and founder of the Sacred Hoops Basketball Academy, has been named Mount Marty University’s new head women’s basketball coach.
Bertram won 254 games in his 17 years as boys head coach at Andes Central, Todd County and Chamberlain and two years as girl’s head coach at Rapid City Central. In 12 seasons, he led the Chamberlain Cubs to four South Dakota Class A state tournament appearances, and is the all-time winningest coach in Chamberlain history. In two years at Rapid City Central he guided the program with two trips to the State AA Tournament and set a record for Best Regular Season in school history.
In 2018, Bertram founded Sacred Hoops Basketball Academy with longtime Red Cloud coach, Matt Rama, and White River Athletic Director and Basketball Coach Eldon Marshall. Sacred Hoops is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) program that aims to give basketball opportunities to athletes regardless of where they live, and has become one of the largest basketball programs in South Dakota with over 700 athletes playing summer basketball.
Bertram follows Todd Schlimgen as head coach of the Lancers. Schlimgen announced his resignation as head coach earlier this year and continues his 13-year career at MMU as coach for women’s golf and the director of Career Services and student support adviser.