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Defensive coordinator Bob Majeski named head football coach

Bob Majeski, who came to Black Hills State University four years ago as defensive coordinator for Coach Russ Martin, will be taking over his mentor's job as the Yellow Jacket's head football coach.

Martin submitted his resignation earlier in the week to accept a position as offensive coordinator at NCAA Division I AA Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Majeski came to the Yellow Jacket program from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kan., were he served as defensive coordinator for Coyote football team from 1991 to 1996. Prior to coaching at KWU, he served as an assistant coach at Kearney State College, Kearney, Neb., Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, Texas; and Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Mont.

Athletic Director Dave Little, said, “Given the late date of Coach Martin's resignation we are fortunate to have on our staff an assistant coach with the enthusiasm and ability to take charge of the program. His knowledge of the system, his role in recruiting efforts and most importantly the confidence the players have in his ability were significant factors in naming him head coach. He brings a continuity to the program that will be a valuable asset to the program's success as we make the move to the DAC-10 Conference this fall.”

Coach Majeski said, “I'm ecstatic; It's something I've worked for several years. I am just thankful for the opportunity to direct the program.”

The new coach says he plans to work within the system that the present coaching staff has established. The players recruited this spring were recruited to fit the current game plan.

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“I do plan to emphasize the running game a little more, but we'll stay within the multiple-set formation concept,” he said. “We plan to play a good brand of hard-nosed football and be as good as we can possibly be. If we do that, the win's and loses will take care of themselves.”

Majeski will be looking for an additional assistant coach, but isn't ready to make an announcement at this time. He expects to look at candidates with good character who are also good coaches.

Looking at next season he is reasonably optimistic about the Yellow Jackets chances in the new conference.

“The key is continuity in the program,” he said. “We have that and a promising group of newcomers to bolster our chances.”