KJAM Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner has now turned into The Coaches Corner Spotlight Interview of the Week! Host Paul Vold will interview one area coach each week about the team’s season, players to keep our eye on and upcoming games on their schedule:

On Wednesday, March 14th, Paul Vold chatted with Dakota State University Softball coach Steve Kissel about the team’s spring trip to Arizona, how the season has gone thus far and the youth of the team will benefit in the future



This week host Paul Vold spoke with McCook Central/Montrose boys basketball coach Jeff Heisinger about the recent struggles at the end of the regular season and the players that stepped up even with little experience on the court

DSU Indoor Track and Field coach Anthony Drealan catches us up on the season after the NSAA Championships and the three athletes heading to the NAIA National meet March 1-3 in Pittsburg, Kansas

and host Paul Vold updates the latest on the latest pairings and scores from the first round of high school girls basketball playoffs while looking ahead to the boys postseason



2-7-18 Madison Girls Basketball coach Stacy Anderson about the recent turn around for the Lady Bulldogs and the performance of the team with their eyes on the postseason

and Dakota State Football assistant coach Josh Ok chats about National Signing Day, his sales pitch to recruits, developing leaders off the field, and we recap Super Bowl 52



1-31-18 Madison Gymnastics coach Maridee Dossett about the entire season, the upcoming Region 1A meet and the State Tournament afterwards

DSU Baseball coaches Geoff Schaab and Brady Banse chatted about the start of the Trojans season, the roster depth and their thoughts on the MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Inductees

and Madison Wrestling coach Chris Waba returned to provide an update on the the Bulldogs season as they head to the end of the season and Regions



1-24-18 Paul Vold unveiled the MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and spoke with Madison Boys Basketball coach Mike Ricke on the recent tough schedule for the Bulldogs

ORR Assistant Boys Basketball coach Danny Frisby-Griffin joined in-studio to talk about his first season coaching with the Raiders, his background in coaching and his heavy involvement with South Dakota VFW Baseball

and host Paul Vold recapped the AFC and NFC Championship and preview Super Bowl 52 with the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the New England Patriots



1-17-18 spoke with DSU Women’s Basketball coach David Moe about the Lady T’s season thus far and his coaching adjustments as the season has gone on

Host Paul Vold recapped the NFL Playoffs while also previewing the AFC and NFC Championship games

and DSU Football coach Josh Anderson updated us on the team’s offseason and the recruiting trail in search of Future Trojans



1-10-18 McCook Central/Montrose Girls basketball coach Doug Durfee about the team’s start of the season and the adjustments that come with replacing players each season

Howard Tigers boys basketball coach Brett Bosn spoke about his team struggles early this season with a younger team and focusing on defensive play with a break in their schedule

And Colman-Egan boys basketball coach Jeff Larsen chatted about his team’s recent losing skid, Bodee Groos breaking 1,000 career points and preparing for the DVC Tournament


1-3-18 spoke with Howard Lady Tigers girls basketball coach Wade Erickson about his team’s performance with a new group of players and the turnaround after a tough start on the season

Then we chatted with Madison Gymnastics coach Maridee Dossett about the adjustments of a late start to the gymnastics season, the tenacity of her athletes and growth of the sport in South Dakota

and Dakota State University Strength and Conditioning coach Stephen Vassalotti spoke about his journey from football to his position at DSU, the difference in training of athletes in different sports, and the importance of building connections with coaches and athletes



12-20-17 Host Paul Vold talked some weird news in the sports world with the New York Islanders leaving Brooklyn and a hockey fight taking place during an intermission TV interview

We spoke with Flandreau Girls Basketball coach Megan Severtson about her teams performance to begin the season, their aggressive style of defensive play and the time off with the upcoming Holidays

DSU Indoor Track and Field coach Anthony Drealan spoke about the beginning of the indoor season, their young athletes and the long break in the competition schedule

And host Paul Vold give a weekly recap and preview of the NFL and gives a look of upcoming basketball broadcasts on KJAM


12-13-17 DSU Men’s Basketball assistant coach Tom Kahler speaks about the Trojans performances against nationally-ranked teams this season, why he decided to get into coaching and their upcoming conference games

Howard Wrestling coaches Corbin Surat and Mat Goth talk about the progression of their wrestlers this season, the tradition and legacy of the Howard’s wrestling program and the upcoming Madison Tournament

Host Paul Vold chats about the NFL Week 15, looks ahead to Week 16 and the upcoming basketball games on KJAM


12-6-17 ORR Boys basketball coach Logan DeRungs about the team’s upcoming season, keeping practices up-tempo, the transition period from football to basketball and the benefit of the “Sweet 16” in Class B

DSU women’s basketball assistant coach Jamal Branco spoke on his relationship with coach David Moe, the Lady T’s performance this season, and why he got into coaching

Trojan Athletic Club past president Russ Olson informed the listeners about the Wild Game Feed on December 7th at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse

And host Paul Vold previewed the upcoming high school basketball broadcast schedule and a few key NFL games to watch for this weekend



11-29-17 Madison Girls Basketball Coach Stacy Anderson about the first few practices with her new team, her coaching philosophy and the season ahead

Madison Wrestling coach Chris Waba chats about the upcoming season for his team, the training to get back into “wrestling shape” and his team looking to gain varsity experience

and DSU Assistant coach Alex Glover joined to talk about the indoor season, getting time to work with his throwers, and make his NFL Week 13 Picks with host Paul Vold


11-15-17 DSU Baseball Assistant coach Brady Banse about his baseball backstory, the recruiting trail, and some MLB News

Madison Boys Basketball coach Mike Ricke discussed the upcoming season, the progression of younger players, and the change in this season’s schedule

and DSU Football coach Josh Anderson, wide receiver Brendon Waldner and defensive lineman Levar Colbert spoke about the regular season finale against Presentation College, the offseason and make their NFL Week 11 picks



11-8-17 DSU Volleyball coach Amy Veenhof about their season, the young team and their NSAA Conference Tournament opener vs Bellevue University

We took a preview of the Colman-Egan-Sully Buttes 9B Football title game and the Madison-Dakota Valley 11A Football Championship match-up

And DSU Football coach Josh Anderson, wide receiver Mitchell Galloway and linebacker Ryan Dozier spoke about the win over Mayville State, their regular season finale against Presentation and made their NFL Week 10 picks



11-8-17 Matt Groce, Voice of Bulldogs Sports on KJAM, about the postseason match-ups for Madison Volleyball and Football, and discussed Game 7 of the World Series

Dakota State University Football coach Josh Anderson and defensive line coach Alex Glover discuss the remaining games on their schedule and make their NFL Week 9 Picks



10-25-17 We recapped the opening round of the High School Football playoffs  and spoke with Madison Bulldogs offensive coordinator Joe Bundy

This week’s playoff games and match-ups for the quarterfinal round

And #25 ranked Dakota State University coach Josh Anderson, quarterback Jacob Giles and defensive end Curt Boeke



10-18-17 High School Football playoffs

Matt Groce spoke with Lee Palmer of Big Sioux Media about the Madison-Dell Rapids football game and the football playoff picture in Class 11A

Dakota State University Football coach Josh Anderson and Trojan Athletic Club President Casey Crabtree, including making NFL Week 7 picks



10-11-17 DSU Baseball coach Geoff Schaab

Chester Area Volleyball coach Jean Benson

DSU Football coach Josh Anderson, linebacker Brock Reinhiller and defensive lineman Darby Neal



10-4-17 DSU Lady T’s Basketball coach David Moe

DSU Football coach Josh Anderson, Running back Hagan Hines, and Defensive lineman John Trout



9-27-17 Madison Volleyball coach Jill Kratovil

DSU Football head coach Josh Anderson, seniors Austin Opdahl and defensive lineman Ron Tortorello




Madison Boys Golf coach Joey Liesinger

DSU Football Offensive coordinator Jared Hottle

DSU Football Offensive coordinator Jared Hottle, running back Brodie Frederiksen and defensive lineman Curt Boeke




DSU Cross Country Coach Anthony Drealan;

Howard Football Coach Pat Ruml;

And DSU Football coaches Josh Anderson and Cory Miller;




Madison Girls tennis coach Robb Graham, Dakota State Trojan Football coach Josh Anderson and players Jacob Giles and Dereck DeVries