Veteran collegiate coach Mike Jewett is in his first season as associate head coach and his second season with the South Dakota State University women’s basketball coaching staff.
Jewett oversees the team’s recruiting and is responsible for game scheduling, opponent scouting, post play development and team defense.
A Flandreau, S.D. native, has coached at the collegiate level throughout the Midwest for 20 years. Prior to returning to coaching with the Jackrabbits, Jewett served as head coach at Southwest Minnesota State from 2006-10. The Mustangs improved their win total each of his four seasons on the bench, compiling a 15-12 record his final season.
His career record as a head coach stands at 110-85, including a three-year run at Franklin College (Ind.). At Franklin, Jewett guided the Grizzlies to the 2004 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles and a trip to the Division III National Tournament.
Jewett began his coaching career as a student and volunteer assistant at Augustana (S.D.) from 1992-97 where he helped the Vikings to four appearances in the NCAA Division II National Tournament and the NCAA regional in 1992. He was elevated to a full-time assistant in 1997 before moving to Franklin in 2001. Jewett returned to the North Central Conference as an assistant coach as St. Cloud State (Minn.), where he helped guide the Huskies to back-to-back NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearances in 2005 and 2006.
Jewett also served as head girls’ basketball coach at Brandon Valley High School from 1994-97 and was an English teacher at Marshall (Minn.) High School for two years before returning to collegiate coaching.
He and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of three children: Michaela (13), Kaden (10) and Kate (7).