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Defensive Coaching Staff
Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
Coach Schneider enters his sixth year on the Black Hills State University Football staff. After coaching the special teams and linebackers for the past five years, Schneider will take the reigns of the Yellow Jacket defense as the new defensive coordinator.
Schneider is another coach that found his way to the Yellow Jacket coaching staff after an outstanding career at Black Hills State. Prior to his coaching tenure, Schneider played outside linebacker for the Yellow Jackets from 2003-2006. During time on the field at Black Hills State, Schneider was a four-year starter for the Yellow Jackets. Schneider earned 1st Team All-DAC and Victory Sports Network All-American honors for his efforts on the gridiron.
Schneider, a native of Gillette, Wyoming, played high school football for Campbell County under the direction of John Scott and John Cundall. During his four years of competing at the high school level, the Campbell County High School football team made it to four straight Wyoming State Championship title games.
Assistant Coach / Defensive Line
Coach Donney joined the Jackets Football program in 2009 as the outside linebackers and long snapper coach. He quickly came to love a term called "Jacket Football," which is an acronym for the players hard nose attitude and "never give up" style of football played at BHSU. This is his third season as the defensive line coach, a position he has coached for the majority of his 23 years of coaching. He has also coached defensive backs, inside linebackers, receivers, and offensive line.
He has coached at Fort Dodge Senior High School (4A) and Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) both located in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was born in Spencer, Iowa and is a 1977 (Automotive Science) and 2006 (AA) graduate of ICCC.
Tom and his wife, Patti, have been married 32 years and have three children. They live in the Spearfish area during the fall and spent most the rest of the year back in Fort Dodge, Iowa where they have multiple business and farm interests. They hope to move to Spearfish full-time someday. Their three children are, Luke, 28, an ISU graduate and works at a nuclear power planet as an Electrical Engineer. Nate, 26, a senior at UNI, is also a Staff Sergeant in the US Army and is fresh back from another deployment. He is currently away on training at Fort Bragg. Sarah, 25, who is working on her second MA in counseling at UNI. She is working part time as a counselor at St. Edmund School in Fort Dodge and has an undergrad degree in broadcast journalism. She is married to Chris Thorsbakken who has a Construction Management degree from UNI. Chris is also a F16 Crew Chief in the Iowa Air National Guard and returned home from Afghanistan this May. He is now employed at Fort Dodge Transmission where he runs the service department for Tom and Patti's business.
Tom is also a level 2, USA Boxing coach. Tom has a large collection of old Saab automobiles and also holds 2011, 2012, and 2013 World Land Speed Records at Bonneville Salt Flats in a vintage 1967 Saab Sonett outfitted in BHSU Yellow Jackets green and yellow.
Special Teams Coordinator / Defensive Backs
Petrino enters his first season as the Yellow Jackets defensive backs and special teams coach.
Before BHSU, Petrino coached the 2011-12 season at Sheridan High School in Sherdian, Wyo. Prior to SHS, he served on staff for the University of Wyoming football team as the defensive graduate assistant. In his role as the defensive GA, Petrino assisted with practice preparation, scout team coordination and a variety of other administrative and coaching duties.
Before becoming a part of the Cowboy coaching staff, Petrino was video coordinator of UW football for three seasons after working the the UW Media Relations Department for two years after originally joining UW in August of 2004.
As video coordinator, Petrino was responsible for all film exchange between Wyoming and its opponents, breakdown of game and practice video for the Cowboy coaching staff, filming of home and away games, producing a highlight tape for Wyoming's annual football signing day and supervising a staff of student assistants. Petrino originally landed at UW in 2004, serving as a graduate assistant in the UW Athletic Media Relations Office for two years.
As a linebacker at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., Petrino was a leader on Carroll's back-to-back NAIA National Championship teams in 2002 and 2003.
Petrino graduated from Carroll College in May of 2004, with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and in Health and Physical education, with a concentration in sport management. During his time with the Cowboys, he also earned his master's degree in interdisciplinary studies at Wyoming.
Petrino currently resides in Spearfish with his wife Alex.
Graduate Assistant / Defensive Line
Andersen enters his first year with the Jackets as a graduate assistant with the defensive line.
Anderson attended the University of Sioux Falls after graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. During his time at Sioux Falls, he played four years for the Cougar football team and contributed to 3 National Championship teams in 2006 (redshirt season), 2008 and 2009. In 2007 and 2010, Anderson helped the cougars to national runner-up seasons.
Upon graduation, Andersen worked at CCC Information Services where he worked for insurance companies valuing total loss of vehicles for two years. Andersen’s brother, Brandon, is the current defensive GA at Sioux Falls and his sister, Kaycee, is a current student at SDSU.
Andersen is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership at BHSU while coaching the defensive line alongside defensive line coach, Tom Donney.
Graduate Assistant / Defensive Backs
Haynes enters his first season on the Yellow Jacket football staff as a Graduate Assistant of defense where he will specifically coach the defensive backs with primary position coach, Jared Petrino.
Haynes graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in May of 2013 with a bachelor’s in Human Services Leadership. While at Wisc.-Oshkosh, Haynes was coached the cornerbacks from the fall of 2011 through the 2012 season. Along with coaching the cornerbacks, Haynes coached the gunners on the punt team and the front line of kick return. His other responsibilities included planning and organizing meetings, broke down weekly film, and produced scouting reports.
Before his direct coaching with the UWO football team, Haynes was an athletic administration intern where he reviewed and helped communicate the department handbook to varsity teams and coaches, helped with spring athletic events, and helped contact local businesses to secure sponsorships for the UWO football team and athletics’ golf outing events.
Haynes got his start in college athletics as a player, where he played cornerback and a punter for Minnesota State Moorhead for three seasons from 2008 through 2011.
Haynes is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership at BHSU.
Student Coach / Linebackers
Coach Sweet is entering his fourth season on the Black Hills State University coaching staff after completing his playing career with the Yellow Jackets.
Sweet has been part of a very solid Yellow Jacket defense that has been a force to reckon with in the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) for years. Sweet played as a stand-out linebacker. Sweet graduated from Loveland High School in 2004, where he earned an all-area award for the nothern conference as well as a 4A all-state selection in Colordo.
Coach Sweet currently resides in Spearfish, SD and will be coaching the linebackers alongside defensive coordinator, Shad Schneider in the 2013-14 campaign.