Stiegelmeier inks five-year extension


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Trenton Abrego, Sports Editor

On Wednesday, South Dakota State announced that John Stiegelmeier had agreed to and signed a five-year extension.

Stiegelmeier, the winningest coach in school history, has been the Jackrabbit head coach for 22 years and if the contract is honored, he will serve for 27.

In his 22-year coaching tenure, Stiegelmeier has compiled a 158-99 record for a .614 winning percentage.

The Jackrabbits have been led by Stiegelmeier to seven straight Football Championship Subdivision Playoff appearances.

“I want to thank President Barry Dunn and Justin Sell for their belief and faith in me,” Stiegelmeier told “I have been blessed beyond measure to serve as the head football coach at South Dakota State University. Laurie and I are looking forward to the next five years and the many accomplishments that lie ahead.”