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 OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF

Dusty Hovorka
Offensive Coordinator

Dusty Hovorka joined the Lindenwood football coaching staff in December. He is the team’s Offensive Coordinator.

Hovorka comes to Lindenwood from the University of Sioux Falls, where he served from 2010-2016. From 2014-2016, he was Sioux Falls’s Offensive Coordinator.

Since taking over as the Offensive Coordinator, Hovorka’s offense has averaged 40.3 points and 489.5 total yards of offense a game. The Cougars averaged 239.3 yards on the ground and 250.1 yards through the air. In those three seasons, Sioux Falls has gone 32-5, appeared in the postseason all three years, won the 2016 NSIC Championship, and won its first NCAA Tournament game in 2016.

In 2016, Sioux Falls ranked third in the nation by rushing for over 300 yards a game. The Cougars were 17th in scoring offense and seventh in total offense. Three players earned first-team all-NSIC honors, including running back Max Mickey, a Harlon Hill candidate. Six other offense players earned second-team all-conference awards, and two were honorable mention picks.

In 2015, Hovorka helped Sioux Falls to being ranked 16th in scoring offense and 19th in total offense. The offensive line led the nation that year by allowing just five sacks. Six players earned all-conference honors, including offensive lineman Antonio Green who was a first-team All-American.

In his first year as an offensive coordinator, Hovorka led Sioux Falls to being ranked seventh nationally in scoring offense and 17th in total offense. The Cougars scored 58 offensive touchdowns, 11 more than the previous season. Hovorka coached the NSIC Offensive Player of the Year in quarterback Luke Papilion, as well as four other all-conference performers.

From 2010-2013, Hovorka was in charge of the team’s wide receivers. In his first season, he coached Jon Ryan to NAIA Player of the Year honors after Ryan had 24 touchdowns, 81 receptions, and 1,430 receiving yards. After Sioux Falls joined the NSIC, two players earned all-conference honors in that span.

Hovorka was one of the top players in Sioux Falls history from 2003-2006. He set career records with 291 receptions, 4,801 receiving yards, and 55 receiving touchdowns. Hovorka was a three-time All-American, and the only wide receiver in school history to record 1,000 or more yards in all four of his seasons. He helped Sioux Falls win the 2006 NAIA National Championship.

After his collegiate career, Hovorka played six seasons for the Sioux Falls Storm in the IFL.

Hovorka is married to Kari Keating.


Jon Eastman
Quarterbacks

Bio. Coming Soon!



 


Josh Breske
Offensive Line

John Breske joined the Lindenwood football coaching staff in December. He is the team’s Offensive Line coach.

Breske comes to Lindenwood after three seasons at the University of Sioux Falls. In 2016, he was the program’s Offensive Line coach after being the Tight Ends coach for his first two seasons.

In his three seasons at Sioux Falls, Breske has helped the Cougars go 32-5. The team advanced to the postseason all three years, including NCAA Tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016. The 2016 team won the NSIC Championship, and also captured the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory. From 2014-2016, Sioux Falls averaged 40.3 points and 489.6 yards of total offense a game.

In his first year as the Offensive Line coach, Sioux Falls ranked third in NCAA Division II with 308.1 rushing yards a game, and it ranked eight by allowing just 0.85 sacks a contest. The offensive line production helped the Cougars rank 17th in the nation in scoring offense and seventh in total offense.

Five Sioux Falls offensive lineman were all-conference selections in 2016, including two on the first-team and two on the second-team. Antonio Green was a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award as NCAA Division II’s top lineman.In 2015, Breske helped tight end Nicholas Stanke earned all-NSIC second-team honors. Stanke caught 25 passes that year for 221 yards and two touchdowns.

Breske got his coaching career started as a graduate assistant coach at Robert Morris University (Ill.) where he was the Offensive Line coach and also assisted with Strength and Conditioning. From 2012-2013, Breske coached at Chadron State where he was the Offensive Line Coach. He helped offensive tackle Garret Gilkey get drafted in the seventh round by the Cleveland Browns.

Prior to coaching, Breske was a four-year starter at Black Hills State University. He played in all 46 games during the 2006-2009 seasons. He earned two NAIA All-American honors and was a third-team first-team all-conference pick. He was a two-year captain and helped lead the Yellow Jackets to consecutive conference titles. Breske also played indoor football for one season with the Wyoming Cavalry.

Breske holds a master’s of business administration degree from Chadron State, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State.

Josh, and his wife Alana, have a daughter, Lola.


Bryan Baldwin
Wide Receivers

Bryan Baldwin recently completed his first season as an assistant coach in the Lindenwood football program. After serving as the Cornerbacks coach in 2016, he will be the Running Backs coach in 2017.

As the Cornerback coach in 2016, Baldwin helped in the development of Bakari Triggs who was a third-team all-MIAA pick. Lindenwood's cornerbacks accounted for nine interceptions and 21 pass breakups on the season.

Baldwin coached at the prep level in the St. Louis area from 2008-2015, including three years each at Normandy and Chaminade, and one year at Fort Zumwalt West. He was the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at both Normandy and Chaminade, and coached the defensive backs at those schools. He coached the safeties in 2015 at Fort Zumwalt West.

In his seven years as a high school coach, he won three conference championships. His players have won numerous all-conference honors, including his entire starting defense earning first or second-team honors in 2014.

Baldwin was a four-year player at Kansas State University from 2003-2007. The defensive back had 67 tackles, four interceptions, and 11 pass breakups in his career.

Baldwin graduated from Kansas State in 2008 with a bachelor’s in arts. He and his wife, Nina, have one daughter, Selah.