2018 - Jeff Larson has compiled six successful seasons as the defensive coordinator at Chadron State College. Over that span, his defenses have allowed under 26 points per game.
In his most recent season, the Eagles were tied for third in the nation with six defensive touchdowns, held opponents to the fewest fourth down conversions in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They trailed the conference sacks leader by one.
In 2016, the Eagles were the top passing defense in the RMAC, allowing only 179.5 yards per game through the air.
In 2013, Larson’s defense ranked near the top in nearly every category in the RMAC and it had the top-ranked pass defense in the league.
CSC also finished with 21 interceptions to lead the RMAC and ranked fifth in NCAA Division II in turnover margin.
In 2012, he coached All-RMAC Defensive Player of the Year Kevin Lindholm, and he has mentored 17 all conference selections.
Larson, a native of Aberdeen, S.D., was named defensive coordinator at Chadron State College in March 2012 by head coach Jay Long. The two had worked together previously at Black Hills State.
Larson, who worked as a graduate assistant at Chadron State in 2006 and 2007, was an assistant coach at Black Hills State for four seasons and served as the defensive coordinator in three of them.
Prior to coaching at Black Hills State and Chadron State, Larson spent five seasons coaching high school football. He was at Cheyenne East High School in Wyoming for four years and spent one year at Layton High School in Utah.
Larson played linebacker and graduated from Northern State University with a bachelor’s of science in health and physical education in 2000.
Larson and his wife, Staci, have a daughter, Amalia.