Benedetto hired as West Central Football coach

A new head football coach will roam the West Central sidelines for the first time in 30 years. Vince Benedetto will replace longtime coach Kent Mueller in leading the Trojans football team.

Benedetto comes from Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School after spending the last two seasons as the offensive line coach for the Rough Riders. Roosevelt’s line led the way for nearly 3,000 yards rushing and 40 touchdowns in the last two years.

Mueller coached the Trojans for a total of 31 seasons including the last 15 as head coach. The Trojans won a total of 11 Class A State Championships since 1993. Mueller accumulated a 121-36 career record.

West Central was 5-4 in the 2018 and reached the 11A Semifinals before falling eventual State champion Tea Area.