- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota State University head football coach John Stiegelmeier has added another assistant to his staff.

Jake Dickert will be in charge of the team’s safeties.

Dickert spent the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, an NCAA Division II program.

SDSU competes in the higher-level Football Championship Subdivision. The Jackrabbits last season made their fourth consecutive appearance in the FCS playoffs, and finished No. 16 in the final coaches poll and No. 15 in the media poll.

Dickert previously coached at the University of South Dakota, Augustana, North Dakota State and Southeast Missouri State.

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