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 Coaching Staff

Elyse Brouillette | Diving Coach

Elyse Brouillette joined the South Dakota State swimming and diving program in August 2017 as the first-ever fulltime diving coach for the Jackrabbits.
Brouillette comes from Iowa State after spending the last year as a volunteer diving coach. She also served as head coach for the Iowa Twisters Dive Club.
Before serving as a volunteer coach for the Cyclones, Brouillette spent four years diving for Iowa State. She owns the school record on the one-meter board, is second in school history on the three-meter board and sits third on platform.
Brouillette served as team captain for two years, was named Big 12 Diver of the Week five times, earned All-Big 12 recognition nine times and was named Iowa State’s Most Valuable Diver all four years. She capped off her career with four-straight appearances at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships.
The Omaha, Nebraska, native earned a bachelor of arts in liberal studies from Iowa State in 2016.

Cassie Hendricks | Graduate Assistant

After swimming with the Jacks for four years, Hendricks is now in her first year as a graduate assistant for the program.

During her time competing with SDSU, she garnered All-Summit League honors in 2016. Hendricks finished last season ranking second in school history in the 200 backstroke, third in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 50 freestyle.

Before attending SDSU, the Brookings native was a South Dakota state meet champion and record holder as a member of the Brookings Swim Club. Hendricks' sisters Ellie and Jessie also competed for the Jackrabbits.


Kaden Huntrods | Graduate Assistant

Kaden Huntrods is in his second year as a graduate assistant for the Jackrabbit men’s and women’s swimming and diving program.

Huntrods brings in ten years of experience in competitive swimming and previous coaching experience to South Dakota State. He spent the 2016-17 year on campus as a volunteer swim coach, after spending the previous two years as the head coach of the Madison Makos.

In the 2011-12 season he served as an assistant coach for a club team in Pasorobles, CA where he coached a junior olympian. Huntrods also assisted with the high school swim team in Pasorobles.

The Atlantic, Iowa, native graduated from Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2017.