University of Sioux Falls head football coach, Kalen DeBoer, is the 2009 AFCA NAIA Coach of the Year! This is the third AFCA Coach of the Year Award for DeBoer, also receiving the award in 2006 and 2008. DeBoer was also named Region 4 NAIA Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, and 2009.
DeBoer has accumulated an impressive 67-3 record in five seasons as the Cougar’s head coach. This season’s perfect record (15-0), coupled with last season’s 14-0 record, gives USF the nation’s longest winning streak regardless of level.
The University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) football program received 17 first place votes and are ranked #1 in the 2009 NAIA Football Top 25 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Head Coach Kalen DeBoer (2008 Schutt Coach of the Year) and Defensive Coordinator Chuck Morrell (2008 College Fanz Assistant Coach of the Year) look to repeat their 2008 season (14-0) with another NAIA championship.
Morningside College (IA) is ranked #5 in the Preseason Poll as they finished the 2008 season with a 10-2 record under head coach Steve Ryan. Ryan’s squad ranked #1 in the nation in Scoring Offense (48.6 points per game) and Passing Efficiency (185.2) in 2008. Ryan’s no huddle offense allows you to put points on the board and control the speed of the game.