August 20, 2014
MADISON, S.D. – The Dakota State University Athletic Department has announced the new staff members for 2014-15.
Kayli Rageth is the new Lady T's assistant basketball coach. She hails from Kimball, Neb. where she graduated from Kimball High School. She went to Hastings (Neb.) to continue her education and basketball career and then transferred to Chadron State for her final year of eligibility in 2013-14. Rageth had coached in various high school basketball events and tournaments during the summers. She is continuing her education with a degree in Biology Education.
Matthew Ihler becomes the new DSU Assistant Athletic Trainer. He is no stranger to Dakota State as he was a former DSU student athletic trainer with Brad Gilbert. Ihler obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2009 from Dakota State University. He continued his education in the Athletic Training program at South Dakota State University where he received his Master's Degree in Athletic Training. Ihler obtained his certification in functional capacity assessment and basic nerve conduction velocity in 2013. Prior coming to Dakota State, he worked at Sandhill Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Garden City, Kan. Matthew and his wife Lyndsey reside in Madison.
Cody Foreman begins his fourth year with the Trojan track & field team, first year as a full-time assistant coach. He was a former three-time All-American at Dakota State, including two national runner-up finishes. He holds school records in the outdoor 4 x 800-meter relay, indoor distance medley relay, outdoor 4 x 800-meter relay and outdoor distance medley relay. Foreman was a member of the 2009 Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Cross Country Conference Championship team for DSU. He is currently working on his Master's Degree.
Jared Hottle joins the Trojan Football staff as a full-time assistant coach. He was a graduate assistant last year while pursuing his Masters' degree in Educational Technology at DSU. He will serve as the special teams' coordinator as well as wide receivers coach. Hottle attended and coached at Central College where he was a student assistant for the football team, working with the offensive line for a year and defensive backs for three years. Hottle was an Economics and Political Science double major while at Central and is working on his Master's degree at Dakota State University.
Alex Guillien is entering his first year as Strength Coach/Instructor at Dakota State University. Last year, he served as a Graduate Assistant as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. He will be finishing up the MSET program this year. Prior to coaching at DSU, Guillien spent a summer as an intern at the University of Northern Iowa. He helped with football, volleyball and men's basketball. His undergraduate studies were in Exercise Science at Winona State University (Minn.). He also served as intern Strength Coach at Winona State. Guillien played two years of Junior College Basketball at Rochester Community and Technical College prior to attending Winona State University. Guillien is a native of Caledonia, Minn.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director