CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--South Dakota rallied from a 28-7, third-quarter deficit, forced overtime with five seconds left in regulation, and upset Northern Iowa 38-31 Saturday in front of 11,000 fans inside the UNI-Dome. The win ends an 18-game, road losing streak for the Coyotes dating back to the program's win at Minnesota in 2010.
VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota's defense pitched a shutout for 56 minutes and its offense ran out the clock late as the Coyotes beat UC Davis 10-7 Saturday at the DakotaDome in the season opener for both teams. USD has won 11 consecutive home openers dating back to 2003.
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.
Glenn, 64, grew up in Lincoln, Neb., and enrolled at USD in the fall of 1967. He played both quarterback and wide receiver for the Coyotes under coach Joe Salem. Upon graduation in 1971, Glenn served two years as an ROTC officer with the Army. He returned to Vermillion in 1973 to begin work on his master's degree and was Salem's backfield coach in 1974. When Salem took the head gig at Northern Arizona in 1975, he brought Glenn with him.
With the exception of those two years in the Army, Glenn has been in and around the game of college football for nearly half a century. The 2013 campaign marks his 26th as a head coach. He has racked up 189 wins in that span.
Youngest Head Coach
At the age of 27, Glenn became the youngest head college football coach when he took over at Doane College in Crete, Neb. He was 5-5 in his first season and 21-18-1 in four years with the Tigers.
Glenn was elevated to head coach at Northern Colorado in 1989, thus igniting a 14-year string of success that few have matched. Glenn captained 14 consecutive winning seasons - 11 with Northern Colorado followed by three more at Montana. His teams reached the playoffs 10 times and brought home three national titles.
Glenn won 11 or more games in each of his final four seasons at Northern Colorado and in all three seasons with the Griz. His record during those seven years was 86-14. He won back-to-back national championships with the Bears in 1996 and 1997, reached the quarterfinals in 1998 and 1999, advanced to the FCS title game with Montana in 2000 and won it all in 2001.
Glenn won three consecutive North Central Conference titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999. He won Big Sky Championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002. His win percentage in three years at Montana (.867, 39-6), which included 24 consecutive wins starting in 2001 and running into 2002, remains the best in the history of the Big Sky Conference.
Bowling with Wyoming
Glenn was handed the reins of the Wyoming Cowboys in December of 2002 and spent the next six seasons in Laramie. In year two, he guided the Cowboys to a 7-5 record and a thrilling 24-21 victory against UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 23, 2004. It marked the first bowl appearance for Wyoming in 11 years and its first bowl victory in 38 years.
Joe and his wife, Michele, are both natives of Lincoln. They have two adult children - a daughter, Erin, and a son, Casey - and four grandchildren. Casey was an All-American offensive lineman at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., where he graduated in 2002 when Carroll won its first ofsix NAIA National Championships. He was the offensive line coach and speed coach at South Dakota in 2004, helping guide the Coyotes to a 9-2 record.
One of Joe Glenn's trademarks during his coaching career has been his ability to motivate and build relationships with his players. He often tells his team that he has only one rule for them to follow - "Be a Good Guy." Being a good guy is a characteristic that the coach, himself, displays by example.
Glenn was inducted into the USD Hall of Fame in 2006. His bachelor's degree was in health, physical education, recreation and athletics. He received his master's degree in education from USD in 1975.