Josh Anderson
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Head Coach | 9th Season
North Dakota State University

Josh Anderson

Head Coach

Quarterbacks and Running Backs

Recruiting Area: Central South Dakota, Phoenix

E-mail: Coach Anderson

Josh Anderson begins his ninth season as the head coach at Dakota State University.  He guided the 2016 Trojans’ squad to their first back-to-back-to-back winning seasons since 1970's. 

Dakota State had a history-breaking season in 2016, where he led the Trojans to a pair of victories against NAIA’s Top 25 teams.  DSU made an appearance in the NAIA’s Football ‘Top 25’ national poll for the first time since 1998.  Dakota State was in the national rankings for six consecutive weeks, ranking as high as No. 18.

Fourteen Trojans were named to North Star Football All-Conference Team in 2016.  Austin Opdahl was named to NAIA Football All-American Second Team as well as the North Star Football Offensive Most Valuable Player after breaking school records in receiving.  Anderson coached a pair of NAIA Football National Players-of-the-Week, which is the first time in school history that an athlete was named to offense (Jacob Giles) and defense (Cole Potter) in the same year.

In 2015, the Trojans recorded its most conference victories since 1998 after finishing in a two-way tie in the North Star Athletic Association conference standings with a 4-2 record.

Anderson's 2015 squad also saw a record-breaking season offensively and defensively, including the NSAA's conference Defensive Player-of-the-Year Ben Kullos who broke all tackles categories.  DSU set a total of 12 new school records with eight new individual records and four new team records.  Dakota State was in the 'Top 10' in the rushing categories. 

Dakota State had 11 NSAA Football All-Conference recipients in 2015.  Anderson has coached two American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)/NAIA Football All-Americans (Zac Woods in 2014 and Ben Kullos in 2015).

During Anderson’s tenure at Dakota State, he accumulated 36 All-Conference recipients.  He also had six athletes become a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athlete for their academic success in the classroom.

Anderson 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 (11 years old), Rylee (9) and Bode (6).  Stacy played college basketball.

Head Coach Josh Anderson at Dakota State (S.D.)
Year Won Lost Conference
2016 6 4 3-3 T-3rd (NSAA)
2015 6 5 4-2 T-2nd (NSAA)
2014 6 5 2-4 5th (NSAA)
2013 2 8 2-2 T-3rd (NSAA)
2012 2 9 1-2 ----- (A.I.I.)
2011 1 10 ----- ----- (A.I.I.)
2010 0 10 0-8 8th (DAC)
2009 2 7 2-6 7th (DAC)


2017 Roster
Roster for 2017 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Michael ClevelandJRCB5-10176Detroit, Mich.William Penn (Iowa)
3Torren DevericksFRQB5-10180Sioux Falls, S.D.Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School
4Kaden HightFRK5-9155Pierre, S.D.T.F. Riggs High School
4Mason LeightonFRWR5-9160Madison, S.D.Madison High School
5Hagan HinesSORB6-0220Bluffdale, UtahSummit Academy High School
5Daidrick KibbieSRLB5-11195Crosby, TexasCrosby High School
6Treshawn RobertsFRWR6-3170Auburn, Wash.Thomas Jefferson High School
6Brendon WaldnerSRWR5-10170Madison, S.D.Madison High School
7Jacob GilesSRQB6-2210Madison, S.D.Madison High School
8Baily EdwardsJRLB6-2230Abilene, TexasCisco High School
9Exavier GuilloryJRDB6-0190Houston, TexasSouthwestern CC
10Alec BultjeFRWR6-2170Volga, S.D.Sioux Valley High School
10Danny JordanSRDB5-7170Sylmar, Calif.Morningside (Iowa)
11Trever ListmanSOWR6-0185Sparks, Nev.Spanish Springs High School
12Eric GauerSRTE6-0220Watertown, S.D.Southwest Minnesota State University
12Kyle JohnsonFRDB6-1190Akron, IowaAkron-Westfield High School
13Jared RichardsonSOQB6-5225University Place, Wash.Bellarmine Preparatory School
14Mitchell GallowayJRWR5-11180Orange Park, Fla.Everett Community College
15Austin OpdahlSRWR6-1185Madison, S.D.Chester Area High School
16Mike McAlisterSRDE6-5245Fresno, Calif.Madera High School
17Joey AliffFRQB6-0195Centralia, Wash.Centralia High School
20Dereck DeVriesSRDB6-2205Lennox, S.D.Lennox High School
21Mahcia DavisJRCB6-0175New Castle, Del.Concord High School
22Brodie FrederiksenSORB5-8185Madison, S.D.Madison High School
23Hunter SmithSRDB6-0205Sioux Falls, S.D.Morningside (Iowa)
24Nico FeroniFRDB6-0180Lakefield, Minn.Jackson Country Central High School
25Daulton MercerSORB5-10190Pierre, S.D.Stanley County High School
25Alec WatsonFRDB5-8165Omaha, Neb.Ralston High School
26Nick Van RoekelSRLB6-0210Sioux Center, IowaCentral College
29Brock ReinhillerSRLB6-1210Wentworth, S.D.Morningside (Iowa)
30Jared Chavez*FRDB5-9180Chino Valley, Ariz.Chino Valley High School
32Cole Kruse*FRRB6-0220Larchwood, IowaWest Lyon High School
33Noah GuseFRDB5-11175Madison, S.D.Madison High School
34Tyler KurraschJRLB5-11220Luverne, Minn.Minnesota West Community & Tech. College
35Kirby HrdlickaFRDB5-11170Menahga, Minn.Menahga High School
36Brywn RactliffeJRK5-10190Canton, S.D.Canton High School
37Caleb NielsenFRK6-0175Waverly, Neb.Waverly High School
38Thatcher Schlup*FRDB6-1185Beresford, S.D.Beresford High School
39Brayden BullerFRWR6-3200Brandon, S.D.Brandon Valley High School
39Kori McCarthyFRLB5-9205Rochester, Minn.John Marshall High School
40Karson LindbladSOLB5-10215Dawson, Minn.Dawson-Boyd High School
41Wyatt SanfordFRDB6-0170Aitkin, Minn.Aitkin High School
42Jacob Hult*FRDB5-11170Canton, S.D.Canton High School
43Curt BoekeJRDL6-5250Clear Lake, S.D.Deuel High School
45Ryan DozierJRLB6-0225Covington, Wash.Briar Cliff (Iowa)
45Riston WolfFRRB5-9190Ramona, S.D.Oldham-Ramona High School
46Daniel WatsonFRLB5-11215Issaquah, Wash.Issaquah High School
47Braedon WallensteinFRDL6-0230Lennox, S.D.Lennox High School
48Thomas WordenFRLB6-1195Sioux City, IowaSioux City West High School
49Jeb SanfordFRLB5-10180Aitkin, Minn.Aitkin High School
51Riley JankeFRLB6-0195Madison, S.D.Madison High School
52Dylan HuyserFRLB5-10200Inwood, IowaWest Lyon High School
53Nolan Czerwinski*FRLB5-10200Aurora, Ill.Aurora Christian Schools
55Marcus Vanden BoschFRLB6-2200Madison, S.D.Madison High School
56Jacob Faux*FRLB6-0240Dell Rapids, S.D.Dell Rapids High School
57Joe BennettFRLB6-2205Colman, S.D.Colman-Egan High School
58AJ ImberyFRDL6-2240Sioux Falls, S.D.Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School
59Brad ClarkFRDL5-9240Olympia, Wash.Capital High School
60Alex KoffronFRDL6-0245Marion, IowaLinn-Mar High School
60Tristian Van ArsdaleSOOL6-1255Cedar City, UtahCoconio Community College
61Deonte RandleJROL6-0275Los Angeles, Calif.West Los Angeles College
62Blake HarmoningFROL6-0290Franklin, Minn.Cedar Mountain High School
63Anthony TeunissenFROL6-0240Rock Valley, IowaRock Valley High School
64Justin PontarelliSROL5-11315Surprise, Ariz.Shadow Ridge High School
66David RiehleSROL6-1280Hereford, Ariz.Buena High School
68Dylan TellerFROL6-1295Chula Vista, Calif.Eastlake High School
69Jacob HabegerSROL5-11275Dell Rapids, S.D.Dell Rapids High School
70Trenton DeRoosFROL6-4290Pasco, Wash.Columbia High School
72Cameron BeldenFROL6-3250Sioux Falls, S.D.Sioux Falls Christian High School
73Greg RodriguezSROL6-3305San Benito, TexasUniversity of Jamestown (N.D.)
74Brandon SchmitSOOL6-4270Jackson, Minn.Jackson County Central High School
75Matthew Cavanaugh*FROL6-0295Bristol, Ill.Yorkville High School
76Alex CarbajalFRDL5-8260Hull, IowaBoyden-Hull High School
77Bryce BeckFRDL6-3210Lakeville, Minn.Lakeville High School
78Adam HeapFROL6-7265Sioux Falls, S.D.Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School
79Houston ColemanJRDL6-0340Sibley, IowaMinnesota West Community & Tech. College
80Jeridan JordahlFRWR5-7175Madison, S.D.Oldham-Ramona High School
82Kaylen Brown*FRWR5-10180Lincoln, Neb.Lincoln Northeast High School
83Connor TeelSOTE6-4220Colton, S.D.Tri-Valley High School
84Nick NorrisJRWR6-3215Irmo, S.C.Irmo High School
85Alex BabcockSRTE6-2230Wolsey, S.D.Wolsey-Wessington High School
87Jacob NealFRWR6-2180Buckeye, Ariz.Verrado High School
88Josh Giese*FRTE6-3240Colman, S.D.Colman-Egan High School
89Casey Bourque*FRK6-0200Coeur D'Alene, IdahoLake City High School
90Darby NealSODE6-3220Buckeye, Ariz.Verrado High School
91Shyiem ThomasFRDL6-3205Fairmont, Minn.Fairmont High School
92Montana JacksonFRDL6-3280Akron, IowaAkron-Westfield High School
93Terry Jones, Jr.*JRDL6-2335Lusby, Md.Morgan State/Coll. of S. Maryland
94John TroutSODL6-2260Prescott Valley, Ariz.Bradshaw Mountain High School
95Nate GuthmillerFRDL6-3205Madison, S.D.Madison High School
96Levar ColbertJRDL6-3280Las Vegas, Nev.Durango High School
97Shawn Boutte*FRDL6-2220Sierra Vista, Ariz.Buena High School
98Josiah MorrowFRDL6-0250St. Louis Park, Minn.St. Louis Park High School
99Ron TortorelloSRDL6-2245Bloomingburg, N.Y.Briar Cliff (Iowa)
* 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
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