"John Stiegelmeier" is an American football Coach (sport)/coach, currently the head coach of the South Dakota State University (SDSU) South Dakota State Jackrabbits football/Jackrabbit football team.

Stiegelmeier was hired as the 20th Jackrabbit head coach in 1997 and has compiled a 111–80 record at South Dakota State. In 1999, Stiegelmeier was named the North Central Conference Coach of the Year after finishing the season with an 8–3 overall record. Stiegelmeier was also honored as the Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year in 2007 after compiling a 7–4 overall record and winning the GWFC title. He was also named by the American Football Coaches Association as the 2007 NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision Region 5 Coach of the Year along with being named one of the five finalists for the 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. Stiegelmeier was also a finalist in 2009.

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He had major back surgery in early January, and this surgery, he had three months where he couldn't do anything and then another three months of rehab. So ideally, he's going to be getting back to his prime about time for fall camp.

It's a play we added because we knew we were facing a dominant defense. I told our coaches to try to figure out a way to win the football game. I think it was a tremendous play call. ... But just like anything else, you've got to execute.

We haven't won a championship at South Dakota State since 1963. We went to the playoffs once. I might sound like I'm making excuses, but there just hasn't been the expectation of playoffs around here.

It's interesting, because every fall we talk about how honored we are and (how) lucky we are to be living in the United States. One of the reasons we're able to do that is because of guys like Paul Fischer.