Football

    2013-2014 Football Coaches

    Joe Glenn

    Head Coach

    Phone: (605)677-6461

    Email: Joe.Glenn@usd.edu

    A new era of South Dakota football began on Dec. 5, 2011, when alumnus Joe Glenn was named the Coyotes' 29th head coach. Glenn is a two-time AFCA National Coach of the Year honoree who has combined to win three national championships at the Division II and FCS levels. He will enter 2013 with the ninth-most wins among active FCS head coaches.

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    Wesley Beschorner

    Associate Head Coach/Off. Coordinator

    Phone: (605)677-6949

    Email: Wesley.Beschorner@usd.edu

    From Offensive Scout Team MVP to Harlon Hill finalist to now associate head coach and offensive coordinator, Wesley Beschorner has been the class of South Dakota football since he arrived on campus as a student in 2001. The 2013 season is his eighth on the coaching staff, fifth as coordinator and second as associate head coach. He also works with the quarterbacks.

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    Jason Petrino

    Def. Coordinator/Secondary

    Phone: (605)677-5925

    Email: Jason.Petrino@usd.edu

    Petrino has teamed up with head coach Joe Glenn for the third time since 2003, this time as defensive coordinator, a position Petrino has held in six of the last eight college football seasons. The 2013 season will be his second with the Coyotes who are sporting a 3-4 look under Petrino's tutelage.

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    Adam Breske

    Inside Linebackers

    Phone: (605)677-5898

    Email: Adam.Breske@usd.edu

    Breske has been instrumental in the development of South Dakota linebackers since 2007. He began his work as a graduate assistant, was hired full-time after receiving his master's degree in 2009 and spent the 2011 campaign as the Coyotes' co-defensive coordinator. A half a dozen all-conference players have benefitted from Breske's teaching including three who earned the distinction in multiple seasons.

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    Tim Triplett

    Tight Ends/Special Teams/Recruiting Coord.

    Phone: (605)677-6932

    Email: Tim.Triplett@usd.edu

    Tim Triplett, son of long-time USD head football coach Dave Triplett, is a USD alum and former Coyote who is set to begin his fourth season on the coaching staff. Triplett is the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach for head coach Joe Glenn. He served as offensive line and wide receivers coach during the 2010 and 2011 campaigns.

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    Matthew Middleton

    Wide Receivers

    Phone: (605)677-5923

    Email: Matt.Middleton@usd.edu

    Former Ottawa University standout Matthew Middleton is University of South Dakota's new wide receivers coach.

    Middleton most recently was a graduate assistant working with the wide receivers at the University of Kansas in Lawrence where he spent the 2012 season. He coached the wideouts and return men as a volunteer assistant at Chadron State College (NCAA Div. II) during the 2011 campaign.

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    Brett Harvey

    Offensive Line/NFL Liaison

    Phone: (605)677-3908

    Email: Brett.Harvey@usd.edu

    One of the first recruiting classes of the Joe Glenn Dynasty at Northern Colorado included Longmont, Colo., native Brett Harvey. As a senior in 1994, Harvey earned the Vic Nottingham Award as the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman on the team and was also an all-conference honoree. Upon earning his degree in kinesiology, Glenn hired Harvey to be his offensive line and tight ends coach - a position he would thrive and succeed in for more than a decade.

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    Marquice Williams

    Defensive Line/Community Relations

    Phone: (605)677-5954

    Email: Marquice.Williams@usd.edu

    Marquice Williams is set to begin his second season with the Coyotes and first as defensive line coach. He served as outside linebackers coach in 2012 and worked with a group that including all-Missouri Valley honoree Tyler Starr.

    Williams earned his associates degree from Fresno City College in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., in 2005 and earned his bachelor's degree in university studies from University of Mary (N.D.) in 2008.

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    Jace Rindahl

    Running Backs

    Phone: (605)677-5943

    Email: Jace.Rindahl@usd.edu

    Jace Rindahl is in his first year as running backs coach at South Dakota after being an assistant defensive and special teams coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater, his alma mater, from 2009 to 2012.

    A player for UW-Whitewater from 2005-08, Rindahl was a three-year starter at linebacker and competed in four Division III national championship games, winning it all in 2007

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    Joe Ford

    Outside Linebackers

    Phone:(605)677-5943

    Email: Joe.Ford@usd.edu

    Joe Ford joined the Coyote staff in the summer of 2013 after spending six seasons at Minot State University in North Dakota including five as coordinator. Ford heads the outside linebackers for USD defensive coordinator Jason Petrino's 3-4 scheme.

    Ford was responsible for linebacker and defensive back development at Minot State. He called plays and created and implemented the Beavers' weekly game plan...

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    Ryan Jirgl

    Volunteer Assistant Coach

    Phone: (605)677-5309

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    Luke Groth

    Director of Football Operations

    Phone: (605)677-5934

    Email: Luke.Groth@usd.edu

    Former South Dakota football player Luke Groth is in his first year as the Director of Operations for the South Dakota football program.

    Groth, a native of Lawton, Iowa, played on the offensive line for the Coyotes from 2004-08 and was a three-year letterwinner...

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