On Tuesday, Nathan Alfson made history is South Dakota.

It involved sports, but it was much more than that.

The Dell Rapids St. Marys Volleyball coach made the announcement today via the Argus Leader that he is gay, making him the first opening gay high school coach in South Dakota history.

Now some might jump to the criticizing the fact that there was an "announcement" but lets be real folks, at the end of the day its about Nathan Alfson feeling comfortable, not you.

When someone has to hide who they truly are because of peoples horrible feelings towards them, stories like this make you feel good about the direction of society.

Please read for yourself the story by Jill Callison of the Argus Leader and check out this neat story.  CLICK HERE