GLASGOW — Two Glasgow High School athletic programs will be under new leadership this fall.
Scotties’ director of athletics Brenner Flaten has announced Patrick Barnett will be the new head football coach, while Somer Hoerster takes over the Glasgow volleyball program.
Barnett is a former three-sport standout at Billings West, who earned first-team all-state honors on each side of the football. A product of former West coach Paul Klaboe’s defense, Barnett joined Golden Bear teammate Jordan Brusio at MSU-Northern in Havre, spending five years in the Lights’ program.
Barnett, who was recruited by former MSU-Northern coach Mark Samson, was a three-year starter on the defensive line for the Lights, earning a breakout season as a sophomore with 41 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. He recorded 50 tackles in 2016, including 32 unassisted, to go with two sacks and four tackles for loss.
The industrial arts teacher at Glasgow, Barnett spent the 2017 season as the offensive and defensive line coach of the Scotties. He replaces Greg Liebelt, who announced his resignation in December. Liebelt was head coach of the Scotties for six seasons, compiling a record of 37-24. The program made five consecutive trips to the Class B football playoffs from 2012-2016.
Hoerster is a product of the Glasgow volleyball program, earning all-state status during her career with the Scotties. She was a team captain on the 1996 Class B state championship team, the first in program history. The Scotties also won the 1997 State B title.
Hoerster continued her volleyball career at National American University in Rapid City, S.D. She spent eight seasons as an assistant coach under former Glasgow coach Lori Dailey.