Head Football Coaches


Mens_Sports_Football_1.jpgDakota State University (Madison Normal School) had their first football team in 1908. At this time the team was made up of only fourteen players. The head coach was Charles C. Wagner. The very first game they played was against the Flandreau Indians. They finished the season 5-1.

Between 1920 and 1945, there was a lack of men due to enrollment in the army, so no games were played. The team started up again in 1946. The program continued its winning streak it previously held. The team played several successful games between 1946 through 1971. In fact, they were so successful that they were the first team to win a bowl game. Head Coach Lee Moran and the team were very proud of their accomplishment.

Mens_Sports_Football_2.jpgDuring 1977, the head coach was Gary Buer. Once again, the Trojans had a very successful year; they remained undefeated in the SDIC champions. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 record.

Since then the Trojans have struggled, but with the help of head coach Gene Wockenfuss, they have been striving to regain the Trojan's successful history.



The 1910 Trojan Yearbook

Lee, Finch. "Dakota upsets Northwestern in the Boot Hill Bowl 23-20." Dodge City Daily, 16 Dec, 1971. Sec: 12-12.

The 1977 Trojan Yearbook