MEET THE NEW PRAGUE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OFFICE STAFF
New Prague Activities Director
Phone: (952) 758-1226
Brad Skogerboe will be entering his 13th year as the Activities Director at New Prague High School during the 2020-2021 school year. The Sherburn, MN native was a 1987 graduate of Sherburn High School and a 1992 graduate of Mankato State University with a B.S. in Life Science Education and Coaching. In 2002, he received his MEd in Sports Management from the University of Minnesota and also earned his K-12 Principal Licensure from St. Mary’s University in 2007. Skogerboe has since earned his Certified Athletic Administrator (C.A.A.) certification in 2010 and his Certified Master Athletic Administrator (C.M.A.A.) certification in 2016.
Skogerboe taught Biology/Life Sciences in the Montgomery-Lonsdale School District from 1992 – 2005. In 2005, he took over as the Activities Director at Montgomery-Lonsdale High School and became their Middle School Building Leader/Principal from 2006-2008. At Montgomery-Lonsdale, he also served as the Head Wrestling coach from 1992 – 2008 and the Co-Head Football coach from 1995-2002. Skogerboe also served as an assistant coach in football, baseball, softball, track, & golf during his tenure at Montgomery-Lonsdale.
Skogerboe and his wife, Jill, reside in New Prague and have three children. Two college-age sons: Trev - 20 & Jay - 18; & a daughter: Regan (“Reggie”) - 10.
New Prague Asst. Activities Director
Kevin Kleiner will be entering his 2nd year as the Asst. Activities Director at New Prague Area Schools during the 2020-2021 school year. This is the 2nd year of this position that will be shared between the Activities Department and the Community Education Department. Kevin is from Lakeville, MN and is a graduate of the University of Northwestern - St. Paul. While at Northwestern, Kevin played four seasons of football and baseball for the Eagles and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. Kevin went from playing to coaching in Northwestern’s football program as a Graduate Assistant Coach for 3 seasons. Kevin earned his Master’s of Organizational Leadership from Northwestern and then his Business Education Teaching License from Bethel University. Kevin coached 2 additional seasons after graduate school as an Assistant Football Coach at Northwestern.
While a Graduate Assistant at Northwestern, Kevin also coached Boys Basketball and Baseball at Bethany Academy (Bloomington). Kevin was an assistant coach in both programs for 1 season before becoming the Head Coach for both programs, roles he served in for 4 seasons. After completing his Teaching Licensure, Kevin taught Physical Education for 2 years at Bethany Academy. He also coached 1 season of football at New Life Academy (Woodbury). Kevin then moved to Robbinsdale Cooper High School for 1 year where he taught Business Education and coached Baseball. Kevin served as the Athletic Director at New Life Academy for the last 3 school years leading the Middle School and High School Athletic Programs.
Kevin is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) and active member of NIAAA and Minnesota Interscholastic Activities Administrators Association (MnIAAA), and certified Head Coach through Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Kevin is also in process for obtaining his Administrative Licensure: K-12 Principal through Hamline University.
Kevin and his wife, Alyssa, along with their daughter, Molly (2), are excited about joining the New Prague community and school district. They enjoy spending time with family and friends and going on family walks.
New Prague Area Schools Activities Asst.
Phone: (952) 758-1227
Lynn Swaggert is starting her 19th year as Activities Assistant here at New Prague High School. Lynn is a 1975 graduate of New Prague and started her career as a LPN before finding herself back at New Prague working with the student-athletes. Lynn and her husband Pat reside in rural Jordan; she has one son, Kurt; who resides in Belle Plaine with his wife - Kari; and 2 daughters - Kennedy (4) & Kora (newborn). Lynn's hobbies include reading and spending time camping in Northern Minnesota.