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David Moe
David Moe

DSU hires new women’s basketball coach

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David Moe will be the new women’s basketball coach at Dakota State University. As assistant women’s basketball coach at Mayville State, Moe has lead the Comets to multiple trips to the NAIA national tournaments and top 20 national rankings. The Barnesville, Minn. native is a graduate of Mayville State and is working on his master of science in coaching education through Ohio University.

Moe will replace Jeff Dittman, who will be expanding his part-time athletic director role to full-time. This will allow Dittman to implement the university’s master athletic plan, which is currently under development. The plan, which will be laid out in 2018, will include goals and strategies for programs as well as facilities.

“Our aging athletic facilities are indicative of DSU’s greater need to review all of our athletic and physical education programs,” said Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, president of Dakota State. “It is essential that we assess and enlarge the capabilities of our athletic departments to support and enhance the expanding impact of DSU,” she stated.

Dittman’s role in this process will be to enhance the athletic-related academic programs, recruit athletes and fundraise for facility improvements.

Griffiths noted Dittman’s long and distinguished career as DSU’s women’s basketball coach, saying “his knowledge and experience at the frontlines of DSU’s athletic activities have uniquely prepared him to build on DSU’s rich legacy to lead future athletic program developments according to our traditions and values.”

Dittman said “I am looking forward to working with Dr. Griffiths, our coaches, the alumni and the Trojan Athletic Club to develop and implement the athletic master plan. We have an opportunity to move DSU athletics to a national level in all our sports, and I am excited to work through this process.”