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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:51 pm

Dakota State University football head coach Josh Anderson announced the addition of Paytton Hobbs to the coaching staff. Hobbs began his duties as the defensive coordinator for the Trojan football program last week.

Prior to coming to DSU, Hobbs was an assistant coach for the Presentation College football team for the past three years. He was the defensive coordinator and linebackers' coach for the Saints last season. He also served as co-special teams coordinator and linebackers' coach during his coaching era at Presentation College.

He helped guide the Presentation's defense to a No. 4 national ranking in total defense in 2016. Hobbs was a graduate assistant coach for Ottawa (Kan.) football team in 2014 and 2015 seasons, where he obtained his master's degree in Business Administration.

He worked with the linebackers and assisted with the special teams. He was part of the 2014 Ottawa Braves football team that captured the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. In 2015, he helped the Braves to a No. 7 national ranking in total defense.

Hobbs also worked with USA Football during the summer of 2015 as a defensive coordinator for the USF Football National Development Games in College Station, Texas. He also served as the assistant linebacker coach at Castleton University in Vermont in 2013 and worked as the football operations and recruiting intern at Middlebury College (Vt.) in 2014.

Hobbs was a three-year letter winner for Castleton Spartans. He was named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) All-Academic Team in 2012. He graduated from CU with a bachelor's degree in sports administration with a broadcasting concentration and a minor in coaching.

He and his wife Brittny reside in Madison.

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