Valley City – VCSU Head football coach Dennis McCulloch has announced changes to the Viking coaching staff for the upcoming 2020 season.

Graduate assistant Brandon Bouma has been promoted to recruiting coordinator and running backs coach, taking on a new role in the program this year. Offensive assistant coach Chad Smith has moved on to take a different job elsewhere after three seasons coaching the receivers at VCSU.

Bouma recently completed his master’s degree from Valley City State University. He worked as a graduate assistant the past three years at VCSU, primarily coaching the running backs. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Bouma played college football at Presentation College (S.D.) prior to joining the Viking coaching staff.

McCulloch, says, “We’re excited to move Coach Bouma into a new role this season as our recruiting coordinator.  He has proven himself as a valuable member of our coaching staff and is ready for this added responsibility.”

Smith has taken a different job after three seasons at VCSU, during which he primarily coached wide receivers and helped oversee the team’s strength and conditioning.

“I want to thank Coach Smith for his hard work and dedication to Viking Football the past three seasons,” said McCulloch. “He was a great asset for our program, and we wish him the best going forward.”

The Vikings are set to open the 2020 season Aug. 29 at rival University of Jamestown.