In our 1st year under Head Coach Jon Anderson, the University of Sioux Falls Football Program will offer eight unique camps. The majority of our time during all of our camps is spent on the field in competitive situations and the teaching/drilling of fundamentals and techniques of each position. These high-energy, productive, FUN camps will also emphasize the importance of Blue Collar Work Ethic, Toughness,Trust, Hard Work, Excellence, Selflessness, Integrity, Passion, Leadership, Discipline, and Details - the same CORE VALUES of the four-time National Champion University of Sioux Falls Cougars.
All of our camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, and/or grade level).
Jon Anderson is in his first season as head football coach at the University of Sioux Falls. He was formally introduced as USF's 21st head coach on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
While a coach with USF from 2002-2012, Anderson helped lead the Cougars to a 134-26 record, three NAIA championships (2006, 2008, 2009), as well as the program first, nine-win team at the NCAA DII level. Most recently Anderson served as the head coach at West Virginia State forfour seasons. He also made sure to keep the program involved in the community through projects such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Flood Relief, Coach to Cure MD, the Relay for Life, WVSU Cares Day, and work at Dunbar Primary School.
In accepting the USF position, Anderson comes home in a certain respect. He spent 11 years with USF, including his final three seasons as defensive coordinator. Overall, the Cougars posted a 134-26 record including a 21-5 playoff record with Anderson as part of the coaching staff. At the DII level, he was part of the staff and team that was 5-4 in the transition year from NAIA to NCAA DII in 2011 and the 9-2 team squad in 2012. The 2012 team earned USF’s first ever national ranking in its first year as member of the NSIC. In fact, the Cougars climbed as high as No. 17 in the AFCA poll and were ranked seven times in that national poll.
Anderson takes over a squad that will return 12 starters including three All-NSIC first team performers. Junior Max Mickey, an all-region standout who led the nation in rushing yards (8.6) and was second in yards with school record 1,764, is one of the leaders on offense. Also back is first-team performers Josh Butler at safety and wide receiver/returner Kyle Groeneweg; and second team all-leaguers Trey Pipkins and Jesse Springer on the offensive line, tight end Nick Stanke, safety Jeff Harman, linebacker Kyle Campiotti, and All-NSIC honorable mention selection Brian Mayberry, a defensive tackle. This group was part of a 2016 team that recorded th program’s 20th overall conference crown and a 23rd consecutive winning season, the fifth longest across all divisions.
While Anderson coached at USF, the Cougars dominated its conference opponents, winning 92-of-95 conference games. In 2009, the school posted a perfect 15-0 record in claiming its second consecutive NAIA national championship.
In 2012, Anderson’s defensive unit was among the conference leaders in scoring defense, surrendering only 20.2 points a game. The Cougars’ defense was also among the league leaders in forcing turnovers taking the ball away from opponents 29 times, including 23 interceptions. The 2012 defensive unit built on the success of the 2011 team when the Cougars’ defense forced 21 turnovers and gave up just 21.6 points per game.
During Anderson’s three years as defensive coordinator, the Cougars posted a 27-7 record and limited opponents to an average of 16 points per game. Prior to being named the Cougars’ defensive coordinator, Anderson served eight years as the special team’s coordinator and linebackers coach. In that role, he coached five All-Americans and eight All-Conference players.
Anderson, a native of Maryville, Missouri, played college football for four years at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and coached the secondary at his alma mater during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
He moved to Madison, South Dakota, to join the Dakota State University staff as the linebackers and special teams coach for the 2001 season. He arrived at USF for the 2002 season and earned his master’s degree from South Dakota State University in 2003. He worked with legendary head coach Bob Young, and former head coaches Kalen DeBoer and Jed Stugart.
He and his wife, Amanda, have two sons, Trevor and Tyce.