MADISON, S.D. - Dakota State University Athletic Director Jeff Dittman announced today that Anthony Drealan has been named the head cross country coach. He will also serve as the Trojans' assistant track and field coach along with duties as an instructor at DSU.
Drealan is no stranger to Dakota State Athletics. He served as the assistant cross country, track & field coach for the past two years. He helped guide the Trojan men's track & field team to a 17th-place finish at the 2013 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship meet last March, which included two individual national runner-ups honors.
Drealan was a two-time NAIA All-American runner at Dakota State University. His first All-American honor occurred in cross country in 2009 and then again in indoor track in the winter of 2010 (national runner-up on the Distance Medley Relay team). He received numerous athletic and academic awards including 2011 Outstanding Male Athlete and DSU's Champions of Character award. He graduated from DSU in the spring of 2011.
Drealan, originally from Fulda, Minn., will earn his Master's Degree in Human Performance and Physical Education with an emphasis in coaching from Adams State University in early June. He and his wife Samantha (a former DSU athlete standout) reside in Madison.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director