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Taylor Fechner named Sanford POWER Basketball Academy team coordinator

01/31/2020, 11:00am CST
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Taylor Fechner has been named team coordinator of the Sanford POWER Basketball Academy at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Fechner will be responsible for overseeing the operation, coaching and rosters of the Sanford Pentagon basketball teams. He has been coaching for 10 years and is in his first season as head boys basketball coach at Canton High School.

The Sanford POWER Basketball Academy is a comprehensive player development program with a wide variety of basketball development options. From private workouts to team management and everything in between, the professional staff is knowledgeable, energetic, and creates a positive environment for players of all ages and skill levels to develop, learn and enjoy the game of basketball.

Former NBA guard and All-American at Kansas, Kirk Hinrich, serves as the lead academy specialist. Shane Hennen, who played four years at Morningside College, is coordinator of the academy and specializes in skill training. The academy is also supported by more than a dozen coaches and is active in adding the best local and regional basketball coaches available.

About the Sanford Pentagon
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities—including high-definition video boards and executive suites—with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball.
The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, Augustana University’s women’s and men’s basketball, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

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