Quarterbacks and Running Backs / Pass Game Coordinator
Recruiting Area: Central and Western South Dakota, Arizona
E-mail: Coach Anderson
Josh Anderson begins his sixth 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 (8 years old), Rylee (6) and Bode (3). Stacy played basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Recruiting Area: Minnesota, California, Michigan
Michael Collins enters his second season at Dakota State University. Collins comes to DSU from NSAA rival University of Jamestown (N.D.) where he spent one year 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 University of Jamestown, 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 in 2011.
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. The 2011 defense he assisted on finished #2 in the nation in scoring defense (11.3 PPG) and saw two players go to the NFL. Damon Harrison, Nose Guard for the New York Jets and Nick DiMarco, Outside Line Backer for the Baltimore Ravens.
Collins coached at Iowa Wesleyan in 2007 where he served as quarterbacks coach. He also assisted in coordinating 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.
Collins resides in Madison with his family Sandra and dog Maverick. Sandra was a volleyball player at William Penn University as a member of the first team ever to make post-season play.
*Defensive Line & Strength Coach
*Director of Football Operations
Recruiting Area: Northern South Dakota, Western Minnesota
E-mail: Coach Glover
Alex Glover is entering his second year with the Trojan Football coaching staff as defensive line coach. He is the Director of Football Operations. Glover 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 and Naomi.
*Strength and Conditioning Coach
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.
Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Recruiting Area: Iowa, Florida
E-mail: Coach Hottle
Jared Hottle begins his second season coaching with Dakota State football team. He will be the team's special teams coordinator as well as wide receivers coach. Hottle went to Central College where he 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 was an Economics and Political Science double major while at Central and is close to earning his Master's from Dakota State University.
Hottle is a native of Waterloo, Iowa.
Graduate Assistant Coach
E-mail: Coach McFarland
Tyler McFarland is starting his first year coaching at Dakota State. McFarland is a recent graduate of Chadron state College where he played mostly defensive back during his time with the Eagles. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Education with endorsements in History, Social Science and Coaching. McFarland will be pursuing a Masters in Educational Technology while at DSU this year.
McFarland has also been a volunteer coach for high schools in his hometown of Boise, Idaho and for Corona del Sol High School in Chandler, Ariz. McFarland will coach the tight ends and slot receivers for the Trojans this season.
Recruiting Area: Southern California, St. Paul, Minn.
E-mail: Coach Ortiz
Sal Ortiz is entering his first year with the Trojan Football coaching staff as linebackers coach.
Prior coming to Dakota State, Ortiz was the defensive coordinator and strength coach at his high school alma mater Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, Calif. where the program saw a cumulative record of 22-12 for the last three years. During that time, Ortiz mentored three defensive lineman to All-CIF honors as well as an All-State nomination. He was an integral member of Los Altos' 1999 and 2000 CIF Division VII Championships under coach Greg Gano. Ortiz earned Los Angeles Times SGV All-Valley Linebacker as well as Southern Section California Interscholastic Federation Division VII Co-Defensive Player-of-the-Year for Los Altos High School in 2001.
Ortiz continued his education at Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. under coach Carl Beach as they went 19-3 record in the two years he participated. After transferring to Azusa Pacific University, playing one season under coach Victor Santa Cruz, Ortiz earned his Bachelors of Arts in Physical Education and his California Teaching Credential.
Ortiz will be pursuing a Masters in Educational Technology while at Dakota State University this year.
Recruiting Area: Southern South Dakota, Northeast Nebraska, Alaska, Hawai'i
E-mail: Coach Steele
Steve Steele is entering his third year of service for the Trojans and will now be the Trojans' Offensive Coordinator in addition to coaching the Offensive Line and handling the programs’ recruiting efforts. He has mentored 4 All-Conference Selections in his two years at DSU and helped the Trojans break the school record for yards in a season in 2012. He also teaches for the College of Education.
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 was twice named a Scholar-Athlete by Daktronics.
Steele 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 in 2013. Steele is a native of Freeland, Michigan and attended Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central High School. He resides in Madison and is engaged to his fiancé, Audrey.
Assistant Football Operations
Andrew Gross will be entering his second year as student manager with the Trojan Football Team. He is the Assistant Football Operations, mostly with filming duties.
Gross was a graduate of Hanson High School. He was a four-year letter winner in football.
Assistant Football Operations
Robert Martensen will be assisting with the Trojans this year in filming efforts as well as in other football operations roles. He is a retired veteran and a graduate of Colorado Technical University. He has assisted in filming at Bradshaw Mountain High School before coming to Dakota State. His son, Nick, plays football for the Trojans.