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Josh Anderson
Head Coach: 5th Season
Alma Mater: North Dakota State University

Josh Anderson

*The Midstates Glass* Head Coach

Quarterbacks and Running Backs / Pass Game Coordinator

    Recruiting Area: Central and Western South Dakota, Arizona

    E-mail: Coach Anderson

Josh Anderson begins his fifth season as the head coach at Dakota State University.  He was named head coach in February 2009 after spending the previous three seasons as the head coach at Payson High School in Payson, Ariz.  Previous to Payson, Anderson coached three seasons as head coach at Chino Valley High School in Chino Valley, Ariz.  Anderson also had five years of assistant college coaching experience at North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University and Wayne State College (Neb.) before starting his high school head coaching career in Arizona.

A native of Madison, S.D., Anderson played tight end for the Trojans from 1994-95, was a two-year starter and an All-Conference SDIC player.  Anderson then transferred to NDSU to play a similar position from 1996-1998.  He red-shirted his first year, had a back-up role his second year and was a starter his senior year with the Bison.  Anderson was a member of the Bison's 1997 NCAA Division II playoff team.

Anderson earned both his bachelor's degree and master's degree from North Dakota State University.  Josh and his wife, Stacy, from Arlington, S.D., have three children, Lincoln, Rylee and Bode.  Stacy played basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University.

 
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Mike Collins
Assistant Coach: 1st Season
Alma Mater: Central Michigan University

Michael Collins

*The Diedes Used Cars* Defensive Coordinator

Linebackers

    Recruiting Area: Minnesota, California, Michigan

    E-mail: Coach Collins

Michael Collins comes to Dakota State from fellow NAIA and North Star Athletic Association conference member Jamestown College.  He spent one season there as the defensive back coach.  Under his tutelage, three players gained All-Conference honors and one was named co-defensive conference player of the year.

Prior to coaching at Jamestown College, Collins was at William Penn (Iowa) for four seasons.  He served as the wide receiver coach for three seasons and defensive back coach for one season.  During that time, the program saw a cumulative record of 33-12 with a Mid-States Football Association conference championship and a ranking as high as No. 4 in the NAIA.

While earning his Masters in May of 2010 in Business Leadership at William Penn, Collins assisted on teams that broke numerous school records as well as national records.  The 2010 season saw the NAIA national rushing records of 4,476 yards and 6.9 yards per carry.  Also during that time, Collins mentored three All-Conference wide receiver selections as well as four All-Conference defensive back selections.

Collins coached at Iowa Wesleyan in 2007 where he served as quarterback coach and assisted in implementing a new offensive scheme.  He also coordinated the special teams.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Business with a minor in coaching at Central Michigan University in May of 2007.  He was a student assistant coach for the NCAA Division I-A program in 2006.  Collins helped with the quarterbacks for the team that finished 10-4, won the Mid-American Conference championship and beat Middle Tennessee State in the Motor City Bowl for the first-ever bowl victory in school history.

 
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Alex Glover
Assistant Coach: 1st Season
Alma Mater: Dakota Wesleyan University
Phone: 605-256-5229

 Alex Glover

*The Smokey Mountain Cabins* Defensive Line & Strength Coach

    Recruiting Area: Northern South Dakota, Western Minnesota

    E-mail: Coach Glover

Alex Glover is entering his first year with the Trojan Football coaching staff as defensive line coach.  He is also the throwing coach for the DSU's track & field program.

Prior coming to Dakota State, Glover was the offensive coordinator and assistant throwing coach at his high school alma mater in Elkton, S.D. for the last three years.  He was an All-Conference, All-state and All-Register defensive end for Elkton High School.  He was a three-time state track qualifier in discus.

Glover continued his education at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. where he earned his bachelor's degree in Sports Management.  He was a starter at tight end position as a freshman, helping DWU to their best record since 1992.  He was an integral member of the DWU football team that recorded its first winning campaign in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2008 with a 7-3 record and a No. 23 ranking in the final NAIA Football Coaches' poll.  DWU was honored as the South Dakota Sportswriter's Association 2008 Men's College Team-of-the-Year.

Glover also competed with DWU's track & field program as he was involved with throws for two seasons.

Alex and his wife Kaitlyn (from Pierce, Neb. and former thrower at DWU) have two children - Leila (3 years old) and a newborn baby Naomi (born on July 17).

 
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Rick Reyes
Assistant Coach: 1st Season

 Rick Reyes

Tight Ends / Director of Football Operations

    Recruiting Area: Texas

    E-mail: Coach Reyes

Rick Reyes comes to the DSU football program after some time off from the gridiron. Originally from Laredo, Texas, Reyes moved to Madison two years ago. Reyes served nine years in the United States Navy and is excited to bring that wealth of knowledge and energy to the team. He has vast experience in speed work and strength training. He is a big volunteer in the Madison community serving many groups throughout the year. Reyes is also currently pursuing his Masters in Human Sciences from South Dakota State University.

Reyes resides in Madison with his wife Amanda, and four daughters Taylor, Molly, Kaitlyn, and Emily. 

 
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Steve Steele
Assistant Coach: 2nd Season
Alma Mater: William Penn University

 Steve Steele

*The Trade Print Finishing* Run Game & Recruiting Coordinator 

 Offensive Line 

    Recruiting Area: Southern South Dakota, Northeast Nebraska, Alaska, Hawai'i

    E-mail: Coach Steele

 

Steve Steele returns to DSU for a second campaign and adds Co-Offensive Coordinator to his title.  He will now coordinate the Trojans' run game in addition to coaching the offensive line.  He will also serve as the team's Recruiting Coordinator.  Last season, he helped the Trojan offense break the school record for yards in a season and mentored two All-Conference selections.

He came to Madison from William Penn University (Iowa) where he was a four-year letter-winner on the offensive line.  In his time there, the Statesmen went 33-12 winning the 2010 Mid-States Football Association conference championship and breaking the NAIA's national rushing record for yards in a season.  Steele was voted All-Conference his senior year and had two Daktronics Scholar-Athlete awards.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his degree in Secondary Education and Biology in 2012 and received his Master's of Science in Educational Technology from Dakota State University this past summer.  Steele is a native of Freeland, Mich. and attended Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central High School.  He resides in Madison.

 
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Jared Hottle
Grad Assistant: 1st Season
Alma Mater: Central College

Jared Hottle

*The West Twin Theater* Video Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach

    Recruiting Area: Iowa, Florida

    E-mail: Coach Hottle

Jared Hottle begins his first season coaching with Dakota State coming from Central College in Pella, IA. While at Central, Hottle was a student assistant for the football team assisting with offensive line for a year and defensive backs for three years. In addition to coaching duties he also assisted in coordinating video as well as assisting in both in and out-of-season recruiting for the Dutch. Hottle will serve as the wide receivers coach as well as video coordinator for the Trojans this year.

Hottle was an Economics and Political Science double major while at Central and will be pursuing a Master’s in Educational Technology from Dakota State this year. 

He is a native of Waterloo, IA.

 
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Craig Hertz
Student Assistant:

Craig Hertz

Linebackers

    Recruiting Area: Iowa

    E-mail: Coach Hertz

Craig Hertz moves from the field to the sideline after a successful career as a Linebacker for the Trojans. Having experience as a team captain and being an All-Conference linebacker, Hertz is excited in his transition to coaching. He was named the Defensive MVP of the USA Freedom Bowl All-Star game played this past January in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition he was also voted the Defensive MVP for DSU's squad last season, recording 117 tackles, good for the third highest total in a single season. 

Hertz resides in Madison.

 
Jim Sumption
Student Assistant:

Jim Sumption

Defensive Secondary

    Recruiting Area: Southern South Dakota

    E-mail: Coach Sumption

Jim is another former player turned coach this season for the Trojans. Jim last played for the 2011 Trojans at DE and assisted with the coaching aspects last season due to a knee injury keeping him off of the field. He is excited to bring his assistance to the coaching staff and is looking forward to helping out in the secondary this season.

Sumption resides in Madison. 

 
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Kirk Callies
Manager: 1st Season
 
 
 
 
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