Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sioux Falls Storm Announce 2013 Coaching Staff

The Sioux Falls Storm announced its 2013 coaching staff, welcoming one new but familiar face to the team and returning three. Dustan Hovorka will join the Storm as the new receivers coach, while Paul Keizer, Josh Sigfried & James Schrenk return alongside Coach Riggs.
Dustan Hovorka will return to the sidelines as the new receivers coach after playing 5 outstanding seasons for the Storm. Hovorka currently works at the University of Sioux Falls as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. While playing for the Storm, Hovorka recorded 16 touchdowns and 523 yards in the 2011 season.
Josh Siegfried returns for his second season as the Storm's defensive coordinator. Siegfried has coached 10 years at Roosevelt, during which they won three state titles. Under Siegfried in 2012, the Storm defense compiled 21 interceptions, 22 sacks, 8 forced fumbles and 669 tackles. Siegfried looks to replicate this success in 2013.
Paul Keizer will be entering his fifth season on the Storm coaching staff. Keizer, a former two-time all-star, played for Sioux Falls in 2007 and 2008. During Keizer's career, the Storm allowed an incredibly low 18 sacks on 836 passing attempts. The Storm Offensive Line, led by Keizer, set team record in rushing yards and total points during the 2007 season.
James Schrenk is back for his second season to coach the defending champion defensive line. Schrenk is also the linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at Augustana College. Schrenk was a four-year-letter-winner at Northern Colorado where he started two years at linebacker and earned All-Big Sky honorable mention honors as a senior.
"Anytime you can assemble a staff that is passionate about coaching and has a desire to make others better, than you are very lucky as a head coach," said Storm Head Coach Kurtiss Riggs. "This is the position that I am in for the 2013 season."

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