Athletic Hall of Fame
The South Sioux City High School Athletic Hall of Fame was started in December 2019.
The first recipient was Terry Koebernick. Koebernick became the first ever girls basketball coach for South Sioux City in 1977. Before coming to SSC, Koebernick spent time at Lincoln Central High School as the athletic director and coached every single sport that the school had to offer until his resignation in 1975. He also worked for a period of time in the Sioux Valley district in Minnesota. Not only did he coach basketball for South Sioux City, he was a legendary coach for the girls cross country and track teams. All combined for 38 regular seasons under his coaching, 32 of them resulted in 1st and 2nd place meet finishes. During his years as Athletic Director, he served on the Nebraska Coaches Association and Nebraska Athletic Directors executive board, along with being a member of the Optimist Club in South Sioux City. He retired in 2001, and during his 38 years dedicated to education and coaching, 25 of those were spent in South Sioux. In December of 2019, he was the first ever member of the South Sioux City Cardinals “Athletic Hall of Fame.”
Koebernick passed away on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at the age of 80, after an extended battle with memory issues that was hastened by a fall that resulted in a brain injury. There is a memorial fund on gofundme.com that is a fundraiser with the proceeds going towards a section in the new activities complex.
Seeking nominations for the 2021-2022 Athletics Hall of Fame
The Cardinal Educational Foundation (CEF) and South Sioux City Community Schools wish to continue with building a SSC HS "Athletic Wall of Fame" to recognize players/members of the SSC Community School District who have at some time in their lives made substantial contributions to the betterment of the community, the world in general, and/or who have contributed substantially in the field of athletics. Here is the link to the nomination form and more information.
Presentation will be held Between the Girls Varsity & Boys Varsity Basketball Games on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Boys / Girls Basketball Double-Header vs. Bennington with a 2:00pm Girls Varsity Game and a 3:30pm Boys Varsity Game in the Mini-Dome at South Sioux City High School (3301 G Street). A Social Event with Cardinal Trivia, Music, Food, Drinks & Fun to follow at “The Don’$” located at 801 W 13th St in South Sioux City.