South Dakota State head coach John Stiegelmeyer is repeatedly calling it a career.
According to Pete Thamel of ESPNStegelmeier is set to retire with the title next season.
He’s heading into the sunset after leading South Dakota State to its first FCS national championship last season. He was the program’s head coach for the past 26 seasons and was also the AFCA National Coach of the Year for this season.
Stigelmeiser also led the program to 11 straight berths in the FCS Playoffs. He would go down as one of the best coaches in FCS history.
His overall record is 199–112, with 14 of his wins coming this season.
He will be replaced by defensive coordinator Jimmy Rodgers, who has done a great job with that unit this season. Both moves will be announced soon, Pere Thamel.
We wish Stegelmeier the best of luck after a tremendous coaching career.