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Casey Jacobsen, named Morningside’s co-defensive coordinator following the 2010 campaign, is the dean among the Mustangs’ assistant coaches with 12 years of service. He was the special teams coordinator from 2005-10 and has coached both the outside and inside linebackers in his tenure at Morningside.
Jacobsen's defensive units have consistently ranked among the nation's finest. Morningside led the nation in scoring defense in the 2012 season with an average of only 13.2 points per game. The Mustangs held eight of their 14 opponents to single-digit scoring totals, including four shutouts. Aside from leading the nation in scoring defense, the Mustangs ranked second in the NAIA in rushing defense (66.9 yards per game), set a school-record with 34 quarterback sacks, and held their opposition to a miniscule average of 2.1 yards per rushing attempt.
Before his promotion to defensive coordinator, Jacobsen’s special teams were routinely ranked in the top 10 nationally in numerous categories, including kickoff coverage and blocked kicks. His tutelage led to many school records being broken in the special team categories of place kicking, kickoff returns, and punt returns.
Jacobsen previously coached at Buena Vista University, where he was the Beavers’ defensive line coach during the 2003 season and an assistant offensive line coach during the 2002 campaign.
He is a 2002 graduate of Buena Vista, where he was a three-year letterwinner and a three-year starter as an offensive center.
Casey and his wife, Heidi, reside in Sioux City with their five children: Hogan, Kelynn, Owen, Annabelle, and Margaret.
Nathan Turner, named the Mustangs' co-defensive coordinator following the 2010 season, has 10 years of coaching experience at Morningside. Turner is also the Mustangs' defensive line coach and strength & conditioning coach.
Turner helped the Mustangs' defense rank among the nation’s elite during the 2012 season. Morningside led the nation in scoring defense by yielding an average of only 13.2 points per game. The Mustangs held eight of their 14 opponents to single-digit scoring totals, including four shutouts. The Mustangs also ranked second in the NAIA in rushing defense (66.9 yards per game), ninth in pass efficiency defense (98.60), and 16th in total defense (297.4 yards per game). The Mustangs set a school-record with 34 quarterback sacks and held their opposition to a miniscule average of 2.1 yards per rushing attempt.
He was previously the running backs coach and video coordinator at Eastern Oregon University.
Turner graduated from Eastern Oregon in 2004. He was one of the Mountaineers' team captains in 2003. That season he was the recipient of Eastern Oregon's Iron Man Strength and Big Team Little Me awards.
Lucas Lueders, promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013, has been with the Mustangs for the past four seasons. He is also the Mustangs' recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Lueders helped mastermind one of the most prolific offensive attacks in NAIA history over the past three seasons. The Mustangs were the highest scoring team in NAIA history during the 2015 campaign when they set national records with 825 points and a scoring average of 58.9 points per game. The Mustangs scored over 50 points in nine of their 12 contests, including six scoring performances of 75 points or more and two totals in the 80s. Last season's success came following a 2014 season where the Mustangs set NAIA national records with averages of 662.2 yards total offense and 55.5 points per game. Morningside amassed over 700 yards total offense five times, including a NAIA national record 916 yards total offense in a 76-14 victory against Hastings. In his first season as offensive coordinator the Mustangs were the second highest scoring team in the nation with an average of 45.5 points per game and topped the NAIA in passing efficiency.
Lueders came to Morningside from St. Ambrose University, where he was a graduate assistant coach for two years. He worked with the team’s wide receivers, tight ends, and defensive linemen and served as a strength and conditioning coach. He was previously the outside linebackers coach at Sterling College during the 2008 season.
Lueders, a 2008 graduate of Sterling, holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Ambrose.
He was a four-year letterwinner at Sterling and served as team captain as a senior when he helped lead Sterling to an 8-2 record for its best mark in school history. Lueders had a career-high 31 tackles with nine solos and 22 assists to go along with one pass breakup during his senior campaign.
Lucas and his wife Megan reside in Sioux City with their son Greysen.
Roger Jansen joined the Morningside coaching staff in the spring of 2015 following a standout prep coaching career at Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic High School, where his teams consistently ranked among the best in the state of Iowa.
Jansen, a 1985 Morningside graduate and 2006 M-Club Coach of the Year award winner, will serve as the Mustangs’ defensive line coach.
Jansen compiled an impressive 157-31 record in 16 seasons as the head coach at Heelan to become the all-time coaching victory leader in the history of Sioux City prep football. Jansen led the Crusaders to Iowa Class 3A state championships in 2008 and 2013 and to state runner-up finishes in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Fifteen of his 16 teams qualified for Iowa’s state playoffs.
His 2008 and 2013 state championship teams both finished undefeated with records of 14-0. Jansen guided Heelan to undefeated regular seasons in 1997 and 2002. His 2002 team had a 9-0 record before it dropped a 16-15 heartbreaker against eventual Class 4A state champion West Des Moines Valley in the state playoffs.
Darius Hicks joined the Morningside coaching staff for the 2015 season as the Mustangs’ special teams coordinator. He is also the Mustangs' defensive backs coach.
He graduated from Morningside in 2015 with a major in mass communication.
Before joining the coaching staff, Hicks was a varsity letterwinner as a defensive back for the Mustangs during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Hicks had 20 tackles and three pass breakups as a backup cornerback in the 2012 campaign. He moved into the starting lineup in 2013 and led the Mustangs with four interceptions to go along with four pass breakups and 21 tackles, including 18 solo stops. Hicks' greatest game as a Mustang came in a 48-31 victory against Concordia on Nov. 2, 2013, when he tied a school record with three interceptions and was named the NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week.
Hicks previously played at NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri State University before he transferred to Morningside.
Daniel Kelley is in his second season with the Mustangs and serves as the team’s offensive line coach.
Kelley joins the Mustangs from Millikin University, where he was an assistant coach during the 2014-15 academic year. Kelley coached Millikin’s running backs and tight ends and was the team’s assistant strength coach. He was previously an assistant coach at Simpson College, where he coached the offensive line.
Kelley also serves as the equipment manager for all of the Mustangs' athletic teams.
Kelley, a native of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, graduated from Simpson with a major in history.
Bill Hoss rejoined the Mustangs’ coaching staff and will serve as the team’s running backs coach. Hoss also coached the Mustangs’ running backs during the 2014 campaign.
Hoss served three stints on the coaching staff at perennial Iowa prep power Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic High School and was the Crusaders’ offensive coordinator during the 2015 campaign. He was an assistant at Bishop Heelan Catholic from 1989 to 2004 and again from 2007-2011. In between he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Briar Cliff University from 2005 to 2006.
He was also an assistant coach at South Sioux City High School, where he was the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
He has helped coach playoff teams in 23 of his 27 years in coaching, including Bishop Heelan Catholic’s 2008 Class 3A state championship team.
Bill and his wife Susan have two daughters, Tiffany and Stacy.
Ryan Coleman is in his first season at Morningside and will serve as the Mustangs’ tight ends and J-backs coach.
Coleman came to Morningside from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., where he had been an assistant coach for the previous four campaigns. He coached the team’s tight ends and special teams players during his time at St. Thomas and helped lead the team to appearances in the 2012 and 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship Games. Coleman also served as the team’s assistant recruiting coordinator.
His coaching career began at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., as a linebacker and special teams coach during the 2011 season.
Coleman is a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota and was a three-year starter for the Golden Gophers as their long snapper. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2010.
Matt Massey joined the Morningside coaching staff for the 2016 season. He will coach the Mustangs’ defensive backs.
He was a graduate assistant coach at Northwest Missouri State University during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Massey coached the team’s inside and outside linebackers and was part of a coaching staff that helped lead the Bearcats to the 2015 NCAA Division II National Championship and to Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) titles in 2014 and 2015.
Massey graduated from Northwest Missouri State in 2013 and received a master’s degree in Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State in 2015.
He was a four-year letterwinner and a two-year starter as a linebacker during his playing career at Northwest Missouri State. Massey helped lead the Bearcats to three consecutive MIAA championships and was a member of the school’s 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship team. Massey collected a career-high 52 tackles as a senior to rank fifth on the Bearcats’ tackle chart.
Massey was an all-state linebacker during his prep career at Kearney High School in Missouri.