Garry will coach, recruit for USD football Kirby Garry, originally of Sioux Falls, has been named a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the South Dakota Coyotes football program, according to an announcement today by South Dakota head football coach John Austin.
�We are very pleased that Kirby Garry will continue with the football program, albeit in a different role. He is very personable and knowledgeable and will be a real asset to our recruiting program while serving a key role as running backs coach,� Austin said.
Garry will continue his duties as a coach of running backs while also handling recruiting coordinator duties. For the past year, he was a running backs and tight ends coach for the Coyotes. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant for two years for coach Austin. Garry was also a coach for two seasons at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School (1997-98), helping with the sophomore program and assisting coach Steve Kennedy with the varsity squad.
An all-North Central Conference wide receiver for the University of North Dakota (1996), Garry was a member of UND teams that won NCC titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995. A team captain in 1996, he played for UND teams that twice reached the NCAA Division II semifinals (1993-94). He was named to the GTE Academic All-America District Seven Team as a senior for UND in 1996 after catching 41 passes for 601 yards and seven touchdowns, all team-highs. He was selected all-NCC at wide receiver in 1996. Garry finished his UND career 10th in all time receiving yards (1,130) and touchdown receptions (10).
At UND, Garry earned a bachelor of arts degree in social science and psychology in May 1997. He received a master of arts degree in health, physical education and recreation (athletic administration) in August 2001.
A former prep standout at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, Garry earned all state and all-conference honors at quarterback while playing for his father, Bob Garry.