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Tosaya named to NSCAA staff

By The Daily Republic

Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer coach Jeremy Tosaya has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America associated instruction staff, it was announced Friday.

The national staff is made up coaches selected by the NSCAA to teach diploma courses to other coaches around the country.

Tosaya himself went through the courses, completing his premier Diploma in 2013.

The DWU coach just finished his fifth season with the Tigers in 2013. He is one of two coaches from South Dakota to be invited to serve on the national staff. The other coach is Lang Wedemeyer, the head women’s soccer coach at South Dakota State University.

USD’s Starr to play in East-West Shrine Game

VERMILLION (AP) — University of South Dakota standout linebacker Tyler Starr has accepted an invitation to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game.

The game Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla., will feature some of college football’s best players. All 32 NFL teams will have general managers, coaches or scouts there during game week.

The longest-running college all-star game also benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Starr is from Little Rock, Iowa. He was the defensive player of the year last season in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. He holds the USD career records for sacks with 27 and forced fumbles with 13.