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About Jeff Culhane and Chris Klieman
Jeff is entering his sixth season as the play-by-play announcer for North Dakota State Athletics calling all Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball games for NDSU. He’s had a front row seat to the dominant dynasty that is NDSU Football. Jeff has called the last three national championship games for the Bison, the last four Missouri Valley Football Conference Championships, and documented the big games for the stars of NDSU Football including Trey Lance, Easton Stick, Jabril Cox, Derrek Tuszka, and more.
Jeff has also been a part of the great success of NDSU Basketball. He’s called the last two Summit League Championships, last season’s Summit League Title Game, and the NCAA Tournament win vs NC Central in Dayton, OH along with a matchup vs the Duke Blue Devils in Columbia, SC.
Last season for NDSU Baseball was a record setting year with the most wins in school history. Jeff was fortunate enough to bring the highlights of that season to the airwaves that included a Summit League Championship, a spot in the Stanford Regional, and the first ever win in the NCAA Baseball Tournament beating Nevada 6-1.
Jeff is also the host of the Bison Football and Basketball Coaches Shows on the radio side with Matt Entz and David Richman and the host of the weekly football and basketball coaches television shows on WDAY-TV.
Jeff lives in Fargo with his wife, Sarah, and their son Alexander.
Chris Klieman won five conference championships and four national championships in his five seasons as the head football coach at North Dakota State from 2014 through 2018. He left NDSU to succeed College Football Hall of Famer Bill Snyder as the head coach at Kansas State.
Klieman came to NDSU following a nine-year stay at Northern Iowa where he was the defensive coordinator, co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach from 2006-10 under head coach Mark Farley and 1991-93 under head coach Terry Allen.
North Dakota State led the nation in scoring defense each of Klieman's three years on NDSU’s defensive staff, including a low of 11.3 points per game in 2013. He was named the 2012 Football Scoop FCS Coordinator of the Year and coached a two-time Buck Buchanan Award finalist in cornerback Marcus Williams, a four-year NFL veteran.
A native of Waterloo, Iowa, he was inducted into Columbus Catholic High School’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class in 2017 and was a 2016 inductee of the Waterloo Optimist Club’s Baseball Hall of Fame.