Updated Sept. 18, 2009
Tom Dosch coaches SIU's inside linebackers and oversees the special teams. He was instrumental in the development of all-conference linebacker Brandin Jordan in `08, as well as a return game that featured three kickoffs returned for touchdowns.
Prior to SIU, Dosch compiled a 25-17 record in four seasons as head coach at Jamestown (2003-07). The Jimmies qualified for the NAIA playoffs twice and were ranked No. 6 nationally in 2007. Prior to Jamestown, Dosch was the defensive line/outside linebackers coach at the University of North Dakota for eight seasons. During his time at UND, the Sioux won a national championship in 2001 and a national runner-up finish in 2003. In addition, the team won North Central Conference (NCC) titles in 1993, 1994, 1999, 2001 and 2003. The Sioux went 92-27 and had 20 all-conference selections during that span. Dosch had a brief stint as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for Jamestown and helped recruit players who became the cornerstones of the school's 1997 and 1998 playoff teams.
Dosch played collegiately at Dickinson State, where he earned four letters, started two seasons and was eventually inducted into the school's hall of fame. Following his playing days, he coached one season each at Dickinson State (1991) and Belfield High School (1992).
Dosch earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and social and behavioral science from Dickinson State in 1992. He also received a master's from UND in 1997. He and his wife, Tina, have two children -- Lauren (4) Matthew (2).