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.
We’re in the month of November and many conference championships will be decided in all divisions.
In the NAIA, Morningside College (9-0, 9-0), ranked #4, will play the defending national champion and #1 ranked Sioux Falls College (10-0, 9-0) for the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship on Saturday. Sioux Falls’ 3-4 Defense is ranked #1 and only allowing 6.7 points per game while the Sioux Falls’ Offense is ranked #2 in Scoring Offense (53.8 pts/game). On the other side of the ball, the Morningside Offense is ranked #3 in Scoring Offense (52.8 pts/ game).
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.
We have recently released four new football DVDs featuring the University of Sioux Falls coaching staff! Kalen DeBoer
and Chuck Morrell have guided the University of Sioux Falls to two NAIA National Championships (2006 and 2008).
Coach DeBoer, a 2X AFCA NAIA Coach of the Year, has Sioux Falls ranked amongst the top in offense. In 2008, Sioux Falls ranked #6 in rushing offense (235.6 YPG) and 3rd down conversions (47.4%), #10 in scoring offense (36.5 PPG), and #12 in pass efficiency (145.)
Coach Morrell, 2008 College Fanz Assistant Coach of the Year, utilizes a 3-4 defense to guide one of the most dominating defensive units in the country. In 2008, Sioux Falls ranked #1 in scoring defense (5.9 PPG), pass defense (94.4 YPG), rushing defense (14.7 YPG), and total defense (109.1 YPG).