McFeely: SDSU athletic director says he’ll set punishment for Stiegelmeier, Who then will add more
South Dakota State football coach John Stiegelmeier has spent the past couple of days indicating to South Dakota media outlets that he’ll determine his punishment after getting arrested for driving under the influence.
Jackrabbits athletic director Justin Sell clarified that Friday, saying he would decide Stiegelmeier’s departmental discipline and the coach would add on his own punishment “above and beyond” the school’s.
Stiegelmeier was arrested Jan. 27 in Brookings when a police officer saw the coach’s car in a ditch at about 11:30 p.m. and, after seeing Stiegelmeier exit the vehicle, determined he was unsteady and had a hard time maintaining his balance. After conducting field sobriety tests and smelling alcohol on the coach’s breath, the officer determined Stiegelmeier was driving under the influence. The coach has a court appearance March 6.