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Coaching Staff

High School – Grades 9-12

Dan Hughes

Jordan Fast

Matt Cadwell


Dan Hughes, Head Coach, Chadron State, 2005

Responsibilities include program organization, mission, direction, accountability, and professional development.  Coordinates offense as well as coaches the Quarterbacks & O-Line with Coach Fast.

Selected as the 2017 Region II Coach of the Year by the SD Football Coaches Association, Coach Hughes took over the Sioux Valley program in 2013, after being an assistant in Nebraska for seven years.  With the help of great players and coaches Fast, Cadwell, Trygstad, Becker, & Schiller, the Cossacks have been one of the most consistent & successful programs in South Dakota’s Class 11B.  SV teams have set records for points in a season, yards in a season, and have qualified for the post-season six straight years. This run includes two trips to the semi-finals and a 2017 team that spent six straight weeks ranked #1 by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and South Dakota Media Polls. This team amassed a school-record 4,400 yards of offense and Sioux Valley’s first undefeated regular season in 40 years.

Jordan Fast, Assistant Coach, South Dakota State, 2012

Responsibilities include coordinating defense, coaching the defensive line & working with Coach Hughes on the Offensive Line.  Coach Fast assists with equipment, game planning, and organizes transportation and post-game meals. He has organized some of the most potent defenses in South Dakota including the 2017 team who allowed 6.7 points per game.

Matt Cadwell, Assistant Coach, Concordia – St. Paul, 2009

Responsibilities include coordinating both offensive and defensive scout teams, the JV offense and the varsity defensive backs.   Coach Cadwell is in charge of passing concepts & backfield fundamentals.  He is responsible for organizing travel equipment and pre-game equipment check out.


Moe Ruesink

Junior High – Grades 7 & 8

Coaches – Moe Ruesink & Damon Becker

*These outstanding individuals take on the challenge of preparing our players for the intensity and speed of football at the next level.  They accomplish this by emphasizing and modeling courage, commitment, integrity, and accountability.

Youth Program – Grades 3-6


Jayme Trygstad

Coach Trygstad runs one of the best, if not the best, youth programs in the state.  His organization, staff, and goals are completely aligned with preparing the youth of Sioux Valley for the future.  This program is ever-changing and always using the best models of player safety and technique straight from USA Football.

Manager – Jayme Trygstad

Coaches – Scott Christopherson, Miah Norwood, Lars Perry, Paul Sahr, Scott Peterson, Todd Rose, Phil Vander Wal, Bruce Lucas, Brian Murphy, Glenn Sheets, Jeremy Bloker, Reed Schade, Mike Steffensen, Ryan Schiller, Darin Christensen, Spencer Degen, Judd Guthmiller, Justin Olson, Brian Klingbile, Pastor Dan Overbo


*These individuals form the foundation of the football progra

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