Jim Pawelec is in his third season as a member of the South Dakota State football program, serving on a staff that was a part of back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision playoff berths his first two seasons.
Pawelec served as the Jackrabbits’ video coordinator during the 2012 campaign and begins his second season as defensive quality control. His duties include film breakdown and organization of the scout team defense.
A native of Big Bend, Wis., Pawelec has been a part of the college football scene in South Dakota since 2005. He played as an offensive lineman at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, earning a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2010. He then moved on to Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, where he served as defensive line coach while completing a master’s degree in educational policy and administration in 2012.
Pawelec also worked as a coaching intern and head equipment manager for the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns.