SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers is pleased to announce Joshua David Breske as the next head coach for Yellow Jacket football this afternoon. Breske is the 29th head coach in program history.
“Coach Breske is the complete package. He brings a strong knowledge of the game, tremendous recruiting connections, experience from highly successful programs with talented mentors, and possesses an unmatched passion to serve as the next leader for the Yellow Jacket football program,” commented Albers. “We can’t wait to work with Josh and we welcome him and his family to the community of Spearfish, the campus of Black Hills State University, and the Yellow Jacket family.”
The Breske name should be familiar to Yellow Jacket fans, as he was a standout member of the BHSU offensive line from 2005-2009. During his time as an athlete, he started all four years garnering three DAC All-Conference awards and two NAIA All-American honors. The two time captain lead his team to two DAC championships and two NAIA playoff appearances.
“My wife and I are so excited to be coming home to Spearfish. Black Hills State has always been such a memorable place for us. I’m extremely honored to join such a rich history of phenomenal coaches,” said coach Breske. “I want to thank the administration at BH, namely our Athletic Director Jhett Albers for believing in me. I am confident that we can turn the tide of Yellow Jacket Football and am eager to begin.”
Breske returns to the Yellow Jackets after serving for three years as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at the NCAA Division 2 Lindenwood University. The lions were 17-18 during his three year stint with the 2019 season ending in a NCAA D2 playoff berth and a 9-4 record.