Jarod Dodson
Jarod Dodson
Title: Assistant Coach - Recruiting Coordinator/WRs
Phone: 651-962-5919
Email: jdodson@stthomas.edu

Jared Dodson can be reached at jdodson@stthomas.edu or at 651-962-5919


Jarod Dodson is working his 22nd season in college football coaching and second with Tommie Football in 2019. He coaches wide receivers and serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.

Twice named a national finalist for AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year, he's held positions in all levels of NCAA football plus one stop in NAIA. He most recently served as a defensive analyst with FBS University at Buffalo 2017-18.

Prior to his Buffalo role, Coach Dodson was responsible for leading Alfred State football program through its transition into NCAA D-III (2015-17).

From 2012-15, Dodson worked as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Prior to coaching at S.D. School of Mines, Dodson served at Old Dominion University as assistant defensive coordinator in 2011 and secondary coach in 2010. He helped ODU become the winningest start-up football program in NCAA history as it reached the playoff second round.

In 2009, he served as special teams co-coordinator and defensive backs coach under Coach Turner Gill at the University of Buffalo.

From 2004-08, Dodson held various positions at his alma mater, the University of South Dakota. He started as South Dakota's secondary coach, moved to the offensive side of the ball during the 2005-06 season as offensive passing game coordinator. He held the position of special teams coordinator in 2005 and 2006, and later became defensive coordinator in 2008.

While coaching offense at South Dakota he helped the team to the No. 1 ranking in NCAA Division II in total offense and scoring offense. He later moved back to the defensive side and coordinated the No. 1 defense in the Great West Conference. Dodson was a finalist in both 2007 and 2008 for the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year.

Dodson coached at Michigan Tech University from 2000-03 and started his coaching career at the University of South Dakota where he served as a graduate assistant between 1998 and 2000.

During his USD playing career, Dodson was a standout defensive back. He and his wife Shannon (USD '97) have four daughters (Mariah, LaRae, JaeLynn, Kendyl) along with one grandson (Kaiden).