DSU Hires Head Football Coach
February 27, 2009
Dakota State University announces the hiring of Josh Anderson as the Head Football Coach. Anderson replaces Tom Shea, who resigned in January.
Anderson is currently the head football coach and an instructor at Payson High School in Payson, AZ, where he took his team from a 4-6 record to 14-0 and a state championship. He has eleven years of coaching experience; five at the collegiate level and six as a high school head coach. His experience includes coaching both offense and defense.
“I am extremely excited about becoming the next head football coach at DSU. I look forward to putting a great staff together, building relationships with the current athletes, and getting up to speed with our recruits,” stated Anderson. “It is hard to leave a great job but knowing the people and the town of Madison, as well as their tremendous support for athletic programs makes the transition easier. My wife and I have been blessed to live in safe communities to help raise our children, and Madison is another wonderful town where we can do just that!”
DSU Athletic Director Gene Wockenfuss says Anderson’s energy level and strong work ethic will help him recruit the type of players needed to bring the football program to a championship level. “Trojan football fans are a loyal group, and Coach Anderson will work hard to earn their support,” stated Wockenfuss.
A graduate of North Dakota State University, Anderson also attended Dakota State University from 1994-1996. He is a 1994 graduate of Madison Central High School. His father, Mike, is the former athletic director for Madison Central.