Sal Ortiz
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Assistant Coach | 1st Season

Sal Ortiz
Peek Brothers Construction Graduate Assistant Linebackers Coach/Asst Strength & Conditioning

Recruiting Area:  California, St. Paul/Minneapolis

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 they had a 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.

2014 Roster
Roster for 2014 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Spencer CarlsonJRS6-0185Britton, S.D.Britton-Hecla High School
3Zach ElySRWR6-0185Colton, S.D.West Central High School
4Justin SummersSOQB6-0190West Jordan, UtahKearns High School
5Austin RossJRCB5-11175Chester, S.D.Colman-Egan High School
6Brendon WaldnerSOWR5-9160Madison, S.D.Madison High School
7Jacob GilesFRQB6-2185Madison, S.D.Madison High School
8Aaron GronwaldSRS6-1200Prescott, Ariz.Prescott High School
10Tyler PoggemeyerJRLB6-1215Lake Havasu City, Ariz.Lake Havasu High School
11Cooper HausmannSOCB5-10180Sioux Falls, S.D.University of Sioux Falls (S.D.)
12Nic BehrensSOWR/P6-0170Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau High School
14Matt GroffSRLB6-0190Prescott, Ariz.Prescott High School
15Austin OpdahlFRWR6-1175Madison, S.D.Chester Area High School
16Tyler PruszynskiJRQB6-1205Azusa, Calif.Citrus College (Calif.)
18Nick MartensenFRWR5-11155Reno, Nev.Bradshaw Mountain High School
19Zach Wilkinson*FRQB6-0165Cheyenne, Wyo.Cheyenne South High School
20Dereck DeVriesFRS6-3190Lennox, S.D.Lennox High School
21Dan NgandaliJRCB6-0185Buffalo, MinnCentral Lakes Community College
22Robert Johnson*JRRB5-10195East Palo Alto, Calif.College of San Mateo (Calif.)
23Brandon LongFRLB6-1220Jacksonville, FlaUniversity Christian HS
25Jairon Gacosta*FRRB5-7150Suisun City, Calif.Armijo High School
26Jabree ShorterFRRB5-11185Jacksonville, FlaSandalwood Hight School
27Bismark RobertsFRCB5-8175Sioux Falls, S.D.Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School
28Jeremy ChristnerFRRB6-1210Broken Bow, Neb.Broken Bow High School
32Damon JohnikenFRCB5-10170Wilmington, Del.Howard High School
35Geno BursheimFRWR6-0165Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau High School
36Skyler Seubert*FRLB6-0185Cheney, Wash.Cheney High School
37Hunter Cockrell*FRK5-11165Maumelle, Ark.Maumelle High School
41Eric Tieszen*FRLB5-11235Canistota, S.D.Canistota High School
42Ben KullosJRLB5-9210Peoria, Ariz.Liberty High School
43Brywn RactliffeFRK5-9150Canton, S.D.Canton High School
45Danny KiersteadFRLB5-10210West Valley, UtahKearns High School
46Cole PotterSODE6-2215Winfred, S.D.Howard High School
47Tyrell SmithSOLB5-10210Reno, Nev.Damonte Ranch High School
48Trevor KenobbieJRDL6-3255Wessington Springs, S.D.Wessington Springs High School
50Corey SchlotteFRLB5-6175Webster, S.D.Webster High School
52Ramel DyerFRLB5-11220Jacksonville, Fla.Sandalwood High School
53Dylan PresleyFRLB5-11215Aurora, Colo.Grandview High School
57Ean Horner*FROL5-10260Dakota Dunes, S.D.Dakota Valley High School
59Travis BodinFRLB5-11225Spring Creek, Neb.Spring Creek High School
60Jason GradyJROL6-3250Butte, Calif.Butte College (Calif.)
64Justin PontarelliFROL5-11285Surprise, Ariz.Shadow Ridge High School
66David RiehleSOOL6-1265Hereford, Ariz.Buena High School
69Jacob Habeger*FROL5-11260Dell Rapids, S.D.Dell Rapids High School
71Chris HackettFROL6-1275Sioux City, IowaBishop Heelan High School
72Aric BirkelandFROL6-0240Huron, S.D.Huron High School
73Zac WoodsSROL6-3300Cherokee, IowaWashington High School
74Steven GramSOOL6-0300Deary, IdahoTroy Jr./Sr. High School
75Greg Rodriguez*SOOL6-3280Arlington, TexasUniversity of Jamestown (N.D.)
80Trevor Anderson*FRWR6-0150Wall, S.D.Wall High School
82Derek Bose*FRWR5-7165Brandon, S.D.Brandon Valley High School
84Bobby TischJRTE6-4240New Ulm, Minn.Minnesota Valley High School
86Jon SysumFRTE6-3230Wellington, Colo.Western State (Colo.)
87Mitchell TrestrailSRWR6-3185Sydney, AustraliaOxford Falls Grammar School
91Eric WahlSODE6-4235Port Angeles, Wash.Port Angeles High School
92Ridge LindbergJRDL6-2300Strandburg, S.D.Waverly-South Shore High School
95Terell JohnsonSODE6-1240Montrose, Minn.Central Lakes Community College
96Darion OfficeSODE6-3245Manvel, TexasWaldorf (Iowa)
97Levar ColbertFRDL6-3275Las Vegas, Nev.Durango High School
99Colton SteesFRDE6-5210LaGrange, Wyo.Southeast High School
* Redshirt
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  • Oct. 7 - Football vs Waldorf University - W 59-20 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 30 - Football vs University of Jamestown - W 20-14 (OT) - recap - stats
  • Sep. 25 - Football vs Presentation College - L 22-21 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 16 - Football vs Mayville State University - W 48-16 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 9 - Football vs Briar Cliff University - W 49-33 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 2 - Football vs RVSaint Ambrose University - L 27-24 - recap - stats
  • Aug. 24 - Football vs 17Dakota Wesleyan University - W 56-39 - recap - stats