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Jackrabbits head football coach John Stiegelmeier announces retirement

South Dakota State head football coach John Stiegelmeier announced Thursday he is retiring as head coach of the Jackrabbits football program.

A Selby South Dakota native, Stig played college football at South Dakota State and first started on the coaching staff in 1988. He was named head coach in 1997 and help guide the program through the move to Division I.

During his career he compiled a 195-112 record, won three Missouri Valley Football Conference championships, made two National Championship games, winning this year’s national championship and this year was named the Eddie Robinson Award winner as the top coach in FCS football.

Stiegelmeier is 65 years old at his retirement and will be replaced by Jacks defensive coordinator Jimmy Rogers who will be named head coach officially at a press conference today.

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