Kurtiss Riggs

Director of Sanford Sports Football Academy

Kurtiss Riggs is the director of the Sanford Sports Football Academy. He has extensive experience playing and coaching at the high school, college and professional levels.  

Riggs attended the University of Sioux Falls (USF) where he set numerous conference and national passing records. After winning a national championship and earning National Player of the Year in 1996, he went on to play professionally in Europe and in several indoor leagues.

Riggs started his coaching career at Roosevelt High School in 1998 and returned to USF from 2005-2009 to coach quarterbacks. While at USF, two of his quarterbacks were named National Players of the Year while the team compiled a 69-3 record and won three national championships. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in January 2013 and into the USF Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2013.

Riggs became the offensive coordinator for the Sioux Falls Storm in 2001. After moving to head coach, the team won 11 national championships from 2005-2020. During his tenure, he was named Coach of the Year five times, went undefeated in the 2006, 2007 and 2015 seasons and had a 284-59 record.