Buzz Stevenson
Buzz Stevenson Image
Head Coach | 29th Season
Yankton College

Dakota State University Men's Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach, Buzz Stevenson, has been involved in sports since his high school days in Ipswich, S.D. and has been a coach and teacher for 45 years.

A 1961 graduate of Ipswich High School, Buzz was an All-State running back, track & field athlete and basketball player. He placed in the 100 yard and 220 yard events at the state track meet his junior and senior years.

Buzz started his college career at Yankton College. He was an all-conference wide receiver and a member of a track & field team that won two conference championships from 1964-65.

After graduating from Yankton in 1965, Buzz received his Master of Education degree from South Dakota State University in 1973. He coached at the high school level for 14 years, including 10 at Huron High School. While there he led the boys track and field team to their first ever ESD Conference championship in 1976. He then guided them to two more conference championships in 1977 and 1978. In 1977 his boy’s team was the state runner up, and his girl’s cross-country team finished as state champions. In 1978 he was named South Dakota boys track coach of the year.

Before coming to Dakota State, Buzz coached at his alma mater for two years and has spent the past 26 years as head coach at DSU. While at Dakota State Buzz’s teams have accumulated 14 South Dakota Iowa Conference championships and his athletes have produced 52 All-American honors.

While at DSU, Buzz has garnered 14 SDIC coach of the year titles and two NAIA Great Plains regional cross-country coach of the year awards.

Buzz lives in Madison with his wife Diane of 23 years.

E-mail:  [email protected]

Women's Track & Field 2013-14 Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Elizabeth AtkinsFR  Baltic, S.D.Baltic High School
Natalie ButkusSO  Freeman, S.D.Freeman Academy High School
Ashley CurreySO  Madison, S.D.Madison High School
Heather DearingFR  Clear Lake, S.D.Deuel High School
Shayna DwyerJR  Elmwood, Neb.Elmwood-Murdock High School
Sara FriesenJR  Freeman, S.D.Freeman High School
Anastasia GentlesSO  Phoenix, Ariz.Moon Valley High School
Kylie HughesFR  Marion, S.D.Marion High School
Kylie MartinFR  Dakota Dunes, S.D.Dakota Valley High School
BreeAna OlsonFR  Rutland, S.D.Rutland High School
Clara SchildFR  Yankton, S.D.Yankton High School
Victoria SopkoSO  Forest City, IowaForest City High School
Kayla SveenSO  Janesville, Minn.J-W-P High School
Kelci ViesselmanJR  Hutchinson, Minn.Hutchinson High School
Chandra Welbon*JR  Red Oak, IASouth Dakota State University
* Redshirt
Buzz Stevenson Image
Head Coach
29th season
Alex Glover Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
Cody Foreman Image
Grad Assistant
3rd season
Andy Quenzer Image
Student Assistant
1st season
  • Feb. 21 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Conference Championships - 3rd of 4 - recap - results
  • Feb. 14 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ SDSU Indoor Invitational - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Feb. 13 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ SDSU Indoor Invitational - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Feb. 7 - Women's Indoor Track & Field @ Dennis Young Classic - 5th of 7 - recap - results