USD football coach names assistants Four individuals, with a variety of coaching experience and ties to The University of South Dakota, have been named assistant coaches by South Dakota head football coach Ed Meierkort.
Meierkort has named former Coyotes Jim Glogowski, who will serve as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, and Jarod Dodson, who will coach defensive backs.
In addition, Casey Glenn will serve as offensive line coach and Joe Beschorner will be the running backs coach. Earlier, Meierkort named former Augustana defensive coordinator Mike Freidel as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
Glogowski, who was the North Central Conference Most Valuable Defensive Back in 1995 at USD, has served as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) since 2001. Originally of LaVista, NE, he was special teams coordinator and outside linebacker coach at Clarion (PA) in 2000-01. Prior to that he was special teams coordinator and inside linebacker coach at Allegheny from 1998-2000, a graduate assistant at Augustana College in 1997-98 and a student assistant at USD in 1996.
A four-year starter for the Coyotes at strong safety and linebacker, he was All-NCC in 1995 and honorable mention All-NCC in 1993-94. Glogowski was named All-American in 1995 by the Don Hansen Football Gazette after a season in which he had 91 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks and an interception. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education from USD in 1997.
Glenn, of Greeley, CO, is the son of Wyoming head football coach and former Coyote Joe Glenn. Most recently, he served as a graduate assistant (offense) at Idaho State (NCAA D-IAA) for head coach Larry Lewis. A 2002 graduate of Carroll College, Glenn was a member of five conference championship teams.
In 1998-99, he was on the NCAA D-II NCC championship teams at Northern Colorado (redshirt, freshman seasons) before transferring to Carroll College where he was on three conference championships teams (sophomore, junior and senior). As a senior, he earned All-America honors at the Carroll College which won the 2002 NAIA national championship with a 14-2 record.
Dodson is most recently special teams coordinator at Michigan Tech (Houghton, MI). He had worked special teams and defense (linebackers, defensive backs) at Michigan Tech since 2000-01. He starred at cornerback at South Dakota in 1996-1977 after transferring from Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, CA.
A native of Palmdale, CA, Dodson had 43 tackles and two fumble recoveries as a senior in 1997 at USD. He earned his bachelor of science degree in recreation in 1999 and received a master of arts degree in health, physical education and recreation in 2000 at USD. �
Beschorner served as running backs coach at South Dakota last season. At USD, Beschorner coached the league's third-best rusher (Stefan Logan), and coordinated the NCC's leading kickoff return squad, while also assisting in offensive games plans, scouting reports, video breakdowns, serving as recruiting coordinator and working with compliance issues.�Previously, he was an assistant football coach and human performance instructor at Minnesota State in 2002.
A 3-year starter at strong safety at Simpson College, he played on two conference championship teams. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in sports administration from Simpson College in 2000. Beschorner also has a master of arts degree in human performance at Minnesota State in 2002.