The South Dakota State football team had a historic 2021 as they played the most football games in a calendar year than any team in FCS history.

All those wins took SDSU to the National Championship game in the Spring season and the semi-finals of the playoffs in the fall season.

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With that success though always comes shuffling within the coaching staff as others get head coaching jobs and promotions throughout the sport.

The SDSU offensive coordinator from 2021 in Jason Eck moved on to become the head coach of the University of Idaho and now South Dakota State has announced their new offensive coordinator.

South Dakota State football has promoted Zach Lujan to offensive coordinator who had been their quarterbacks coach and will continue in that role as well as being the new OC.

South Dakota State Athletics released the news, in addition to some other coaching changes throughout the program.

Zach Lujan will take over as the Jackrabbits' offensive coordinator, while continuing to coach the team's quarterbacks. A former SDSU quarterback himself from 2014-16, Lujan began his coaching career in 2018 as running backs coach before moving over to mentor the quarterbacks a year later.

For more information on other coaching moves from SDSU, their current roster, and their upcoming 2022 schedule, you can visit their team website.


 

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!