Kurtiss Riggs will be entering his 11th season as Head Coach for the Sioux Falls Storm after agreeing to a contract extension for 2 more years.
Also, the Storm will stay in the Indoor Football League.
Under his leadership, the Sioux Falls Storm has compiled a record of 140-28 and has won 6 National Titles (2005-2008, 2011 and 2012). With Coach Riggs at the helm, the Sioux Falls Storm also achieved the longest winning streak of any professional sports team with 40 consecutive wins stretching from 2005-2008. During his tenure, Riggs has been named Coach of the Year 3 times, and has led the Storm to undefeated seasons in 2006, 2007 and most recently in 2012.
Riggs began his indoor career as a player with the Sioux Falls Cobras in 2000 and continued playing for the Sioux Falls Storm in 2001. He began his coaching duties in 2002 as the Offensive Coordinator for the Storm before taking over as Head Coach in 2003.
Riggs is a 1997 graduate of the University of Sioux Falls, where he earned All-American honors after leading the Cougars to the NAIA National Championship in 1997. He coached at his alma mater from 2005-2009, serving as the Quarterbacks Coach. During that time, two USF quarterbacks were named NAIA Player of the Year; the Cougars compiled a record of 67-3 and won 3 National Championships.
Off the field, Riggs teaches psychology at Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School. He recently launched Riggs Premier Football, where he offers personalized instruction to athletes at all levels, in basic and advanced football skills.
Kurtiss and his wife, Leisa, live in Sioux Falls with their 2 children, Peyton and Afton.
"Kurtiss was a must sign-in order to continue this storied franchise. He is the catalyst to our program and getting his commitment for the next two seasons puts us in a great position to succeed." - Todd Tryon
"Ultimately as I took time away from football at the conclusion of the season, my family and I discussed how we still loved being a part of the Storm family. We were not ready to walk away from the great organization, the passionate fans, winning tradition and the opportunity to defend our title. I look forward to having the chance to lead our team on the field and into the new event center." - Kurtiss Riggs