|Previous College:||South Dakota State, '07|
Jake Angier enters his second season serving as the Hornets recruiting coordinator and assisting in several areas on the field as an assistant coach. Angier played for head coach Reggie Christiansen for two years at South Dakota State and served as an assistant coach with the Jackrabbits for three seasons before coaching at North Dakota State for three years. He has eight years of Div. I coaching experience.
In his first year at NDSU, Angier led a Bison pitching staff that dropped its team ERA by almost a full run from 2010 and held opposing hitters to a Division I program-best .285 batting average. NDSU pitchers logged a school-record 509 innings two seasons ago, and the 3.38 ERA was the team's best in 37 seasons dating back to 1975. The Bison held opponents to a .261 batting average.
During his first season as pitching coach at South Dakota State, Angier oversaw a pitching staff that set Jackrabbit single-season records with 463.1 innings pitched and 359 strikeouts. He also aided in the development of Caleb Thielbar, who tied the SDSU single-season strikeout record with 100 and was drafted in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
A native of Bellevue, Wash., Angier began his collegiate playing career at Big Bend Community College, where he saved six games as a sophomore. At SDSU, he had a 2-1 record in 34 appearances over two seasons.
Angier graduated from South Dakota State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and earned a master's degree in sports pedagogy from South Dakota State in May 2010.