Nic McKissic-Luke joined the South Dakota State University football coaching staff in March 2013 and will coach the team’s running backs.
“Coach McKissic-Luke will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” Jackrabbit head coach John Stiegelmeier said in announcing the hire. “He brings great energy to our program and has had some unique playing and coaching experiences. He also has developed good recruiting connections in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.”
McKissic-Luke spent the past five seasons as running backs and slot receivers coach at Benedict College, an NCAA Division II program in Columbia, S.C. During his tenure, the Tigers led the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in rushing in 2009 and 2010, with the 2009 squad ranking seventh in Division II with an average of 250 yards per game.
In addition, McKissic-Luke worked two summers (2011, 2012) with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League through the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Internship.
As a player, McKissic-Luke began his career at the University of Alabama before transferring to Alabama A&M University. In three seasons (2004-06) at Alabama A&M, he went on to finish as the school’s career rushing leader with more than 2,000 yards, and helped lead the Bulldogs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference title his senior year.