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 Coaching Staff

Eric Henderson | Associate Head Coach

Eric Henderson enters his third season with South Dakota State in 2018-19 after arriving alongside T.J. Otzelberger in April 2016. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach and was elevated to associate head coach for the 2018-19 season.

A gifted teacher and skill development coach, Henderson has been an integral part of the program’s consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and helped the Jackrabbits win a program-record 28 games last season while claiming their first-ever outright Summit League regular season title in history.
 
Henderson brought his familiarity with the Summit League and his enthusiastic approach to the Jacks after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at North Dakota State. In his first season in Fargo, Henderson helped lead the Bison to the 2015 NCAA Tournament. NDSU again reached the Summit League tournament final in 2016.
 
A 2000 graduate of Wayne State (Neb.), Henderson began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater from 2001-03 as an assistant coach. After coaching girls' basketball at Wayne Community School for two seasons, he moved on to Iowa State, where he was the graduate manager for the Cyclones' men's basketball team from 2006-08 and a learning specialist for the 2008-09 season. He returned to coaching in the prep ranks at Burlington Catholic Central High School in Burlington, Wisconsin, from 2009-14, while also serving stints as principal and athletic director.
 
He and his wife, Alicia, live in Brookings, South Dakota with their three children, sons Kooper and Kort, and daughter McKinley. 
 

Rob Klinkefus | Assistant Coach

Rob Klinkefus returns to South Dakota State in 2018-19 for his 13th year on the Jackrabbit men’s basketball coaching staff and enters his third season under head coach T.J. Otzelberger.
 
With Klinkefus on the bench, the Jackrabbits have played in seven consecutive postseason tournaments — NCAA Tournaments in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018, along with the College Basketball Invitational in 2014 and the National Invitation Tournament in 2015. The Jackrabbits won their first ever Division I postseason game in the opening round of the 2015 NIT, pulling out an 86-76 road win at Colorado State.
 
Klinkefus has played a key role in leading the Jackrabbits consistently to the top of The Summit League as a recruiter, coach and mentor for young men in the program. The Jackrabbits have posted a 83-27 record against league competition over the last seven years while compiling a 167-73 overall record in that span, including an 89-5 record on their home floor at Frost Arena that saw home winning streaks of 30- and 34-games.
 
While at State, Klinkefus has coached NCAA Division I All-Americans, Nate Wolters and Mike Daum and two Academic All-Americans Jordan Dykstra and Brayden Carlson.
 
Prior to SDSU, Klinkefus worked as an assistant coach at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, from 2001-06 under Brian Van Haaften, one of the most successful coaches in the history of Division III basketball. Klinkefus helped the Beavers post a 115-33 record in his five seasons, winning nearly 80 percent of their games while claiming five straight IIAC tournament titles and five national tournament berths.
 
Klinkefus graduated from Buena Vista in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education, and a Master of Science degree in education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2004.
 
He lives in Brookings with his wife, Megan, and their two sons, Roman and Morris. 
 

Curtis Weathers | Assistant Coach

Curtis Weathers joined the men's basketball staff as an assistant coach May 14, 2018 and is in his first season with the program.
 
Weathers brings over 30 years of player development and coaching experience into the role, most recently as the Chief of Operations at Arete Sports. He also founded the Terry Porter (TP) Elite and Stay in the Game, youth development organizations.
 
Arete Sports is a Philadelphia based sports management agency which represents NBA and international basketball players where Weathers was responsible for scouting, evaluating, recruiting, pre-draft training, player development and client management. He served as the Program Director for TP Elite, a grass roots youth basketball program, run in collaboration with the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee that featured the top high school boys players in Milwaukee. Weathers was also President of Stay in the Game, a Milwaukee based non-profit youth academic support, player development and mentoring program, established to guide at-risk students that aspired to be college student athletes.  
 
As a Skills Enhancement Trainer and Player Development Coach, Weathers has worked extensively with 11 former NBA players, and many international, collegiate and elite high school athletes.
 
In addition to coaching, Weathers has worked at Concordia University of Mequon, WI, as the Program Director of “Design Your Future”. He also worked for 15 years at Metavante, a financial services company in various management roles within the IT department.
 
Weathers graduated from Marquette University in 1986 with a degree in Interpersonal Communications.
 

Tyler Glidden | Director of Operations

Tyler Glidden enters his third season as director of basketball operations for the men's basketball program in 2018-19.
 
A proactive, creative and organized team-player, Glidden handles the day-to-day operations for the team while assisting in gameday sideline duties. Glidden assists with team travel plans, opponent scheduling, summer camps and team academic efforts.
 
Glidden spent the past four seasons at Creighton, where he served as video coordinator during the 2012-13 season and basketball administrator for three years (2013-16). His primary duties on the administrative side included serving as the liaison between the coaching and academic support staffs, as well as organizing community outreach programs.
 
Glidden earned both bachelor's and master's degrees at Iowa State. He started with the program as a student manager and later was elevated to a graduate assistant coaching position. He also worked extensively with summer camps.  
 
He is a native of Sioux City, Iowa, and currently resides in Brookings, South Dakota with his wife, Erin, and their daughter, Riley. 
 

Reed Tellinghuisen | Graduate Assistant Coach

The Jackrabbit men's basketball program will have a familiar face step into a new role for the 2018-19 season, as four-year starter Reed Tellinghuisen will serve as the team's graduate assistant coach for the upcoming campaign.
 
Tellinghuisen graduated in May 2018 after a four-year career where he started more games and made and attempted more 3-pointers than any Jackrabbit in history. The Sac City, Iowa native is tied for the school-record in career games played and closed his time at SDSU sitting 11th on the school's all-time scoring chart as the part of the winningest class in the Jackrabbits' Division I history, making three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.
  
He earned his bachelor of science in exercise science from South Dakota State University in 2018, and will be pursuing his masters in sport and recreation administration.