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Football Coaching Staff
(L to R): Kenny Hayes, Brandon Stahl, Josh Anderson, Josh Entringer, Steve Steele, Mike Canigilia,
Head Coach / Quarterbacks and Runningbacks / Pass Game Coordinator
Josh Anderson begins his fourth season as the head coach at Dakota State University. He was named head coach in February 2009 after spending the previous three seasons as the head coach at Payson High School in Payson, Ariz. Previous to Payson, Anderson coached three seasons as head coach at Chino Valley High School in Chino Valley, Ariz. Anderson also had five years of assistant college coaching experience at North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University and Wayne State College (Neb.) before starting his high school head coaching career in Arizona.
A native of Madison, S.D., Anderson played tight end for the Trojans from 1994-95, was a two-year starter and an All-Conference SDIC player. Anderson then transferred to NDSU to play a similar position from 1996-1998. He red-shirted his first year, had a back-up role his second year and was a starter his senior year with the Bison. Anderson was a member of the Bison's 1997 NCAA Division II playoff team.
Anderson earned both his bachelor's degree and master's degree from North Dakota State University. Josh and his wife, Stacy, from Arlington, S.D., have three children, Lincoln, Rylee and Bode. Stacy played basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Assistant Coach / Secondary / Special Teams Coordinator
Mike Caniglia is in his third season with the Trojan Football program. He will serve as the defensive secondary coach and special teams' coordinator. Coach Caniglia was previously on the DSU football coaching staff in the early 1990's (1991-93), his coaching duties then included coordinating the defensive and coaching the defensive secondary. Coach Caniglia has over 20 years of coaching experience that included stops at junior college, NCAA Division I-AA and Division I levels. Coach Caniglia had the pleasure to be a part of these outstanding colleges and universities which included Arizona State University, University of Wyoming, University of Idaho, Arizona Western College and Dakota State University. Coach Caniglia had the opportunity to coach in three post-season bowl games while on the staff with Arizona State University (10-1-1) final national ranked No. 4 and the University of Wyoming (10-3) and (11-2), ranked as high as No. 5 nationally. The Division I-AA playoff round was with the University of Idaho (9-4) lost to Georgia Southern 28-27, who won the national championship in 1990.
Coach Caniglia attended Northern Arizona University and Southern California College, receiving his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Southern California. He then earned his Masters' of Science Degree from the University of Wyoming in 1989.
Coach Caniglia has two children - Lory Marie and Mariah. Mariah will be attending Dakota State University this year.
Assistant Coach / Offensive Line / Run Game & Recruiting Coordinator
Steve Steele will be entering his first year with DSU and will serve as the offensive line coach for the Trojans. He comes to Madison after finishing his playing career at William Penn University where he was a four-year letter winner on the offensive line. He was named an All-Conference player as a senior and earned two Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete awards.
Steele helped the Statesmen to a 33-12 record and a conference championship in 2010, a squad that also broke the NAIA National rushing record for yards in a season.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his degree in Secondary Education and Biology. He will be pursuing his Masters in Educational Technology at DSU.
Steele is a native of Freeland, Mich. and attended Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central High School.