Kramer, Beschorner are named assistant football coaches at USD

Kramer, Beschorner are named assistant football coaches at USD Brett Kramer and Joe Beschorner have been named assistant football coaches at The University of South Dakota, according to an announcement by head football coach John Austin.

Kramer, who has served as a graduate assistant for coach Austin since 2001, will coach the defensive line and assist with fundraising. Beschorner will coach running backs and serve as the recruiting coordinator.

In May 2001, Kramer earned his bachelor of arts degree (social science) from the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, IA. He has completed his master of arts degree in athletic administration from USD.

Prior to coming to South Dakota, Kramer was an assistant coach for Aplington-Parkersburg (IA) High School, a team that advanced to the finals in the Iowa 1A-state high school football championships. At Aplington-Parkersburg, he was the defensive line coach and assisted with the offensive line and scouting. Kramer starred at Aplington-Parkersburg High School where he was a team captain and was named all state in 1995. He also was a starter for Aplington-Parkersburg's 1993 Class 1A state championship squad.

In 1996-97, Kramer was a two-year starter and two-year letter winner at Waldorf Junior College in Forest City, IA. He was named all-region and he was also an academic all-American at Waldorf JC, which was ranked eighth in the junior college ranks. Kramer also played at Northern Iowa from 1998-99.

Beschorner, a three-year letter winner at strong safety for Simpson College (Des Moines, IA), was most recently an assistant football coach and human performance instructor at MSU-Mankato in 2002. At MSU-Mankato, he taught human performance classes while also coaching running backs. From 2000-2002, he was a graduate assistant for the Mavericks program. Among his duties was monitoring the academic progress of players, working with the strength and

conditioning program, and recruiting.

Beschorner, formerly of Lohrville, IA, played on two IIAC conference championship football teams, including the 1998 squad that was the Division III Midwest Regional Football Champions.

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