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Defensive Coaching Staff

Cory Miller
Defensive Coordinator

Prior to coming to Dakota State, Miller was the defensive backs coach and special teams' coordinator for three years at Briar Cliff University (Iowa) from 2012-14.  During his time there, Miller coached two safeties who received All-American honors and were first team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) selections.  Briar Cliff's defense set school records in takeaways in a season (33), single season interceptions by a player (6), career interceptions by a player (8) and total tackles by a player in a season (118).  Miller's return teams were consistently among the GPAC's best.  The kickoff return team broke the school record for the longest kickoff return for a touchdown (99) twice.

Before coaching at Briar Cliff, Miller was the defensive backs coach at Illinois College where they set the school record for wins in a season (9) and made the school's first-ever playoff appearance.  His other coaching stops include MacMurray College (Ill.), Rockford College (Ill.) and Southwest Minnesota State University.

Miller, a native of Marshalltown, Iowa, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 with a bachelor's of arts in Psychology and Sports Psychology.  He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Rockford College in 2010.

Miller currently resides in Madison.

Alex Glover
Classic Corner Defensive Line / Director of Football Operations / Recruiting Coordinator

Alex Glover is entering his fifth year with the Trojan Football coaching staff as Defensive Line Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and Director of Football Operations.  Glover is also the throws coach for the DSU's track & field program.

During Glover's first four years at Dakota State, he has coached seven (9) All-Conference selections on the defensive line, including Cole Potter who led all NAIA defensive linemen in tackles (90), tackles-for-loss (32.5) and quarterback sacks (14.5) in 2014.  Potter also broke the school record for sacks in a single season (14.5) and sacks in a single game (4) and finished his career as a 3-time North Star All-Conference defensive lineman.

Prior coming to Dakota State, Glover was the offensive coordinator and assistant throwing coach at his high school alma mater in Elkton, S.D. for the last three years.  He was an All-Conference, All-state and All-Register defensive end for Elkton High School.  He was a three-time state track qualifier in discus.

Glover continued his education at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. where he earned his bachelor's degree in Sports Management.  He was a starter at tight end position as a freshman, helping DWU to their best record since 1992.  He was an integral member of the DWU football team that recorded its first winning campaign in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2008 with a 7-3 record and a No. 23 ranking in the final NAIA Football Coaches' poll.  DWU was honored as the South Dakota Sportswriter's Association 2008 Men's College Team-of-the-Year.

Glover also competed with DWU's track & field program as he was involved with throws for two seasons.

Alex and his wife Kaitlyn (from Pierce, Neb. and former thrower at DWU) reside in Madison and have three children - Leila, Naomi and Jayda.

Ryan Conrad
Assistant Coach