Buena Vista head football coach Grant Mollring has announced that Darius Savage will be joining his coaching staff as the program's defensive line coach.
Savage most recently finished the 2017 Indoor Football League (IFL) season as a member of the Nebraska Danger's offensive and defensive Line. He has enjoyed a career that has taken him to multiple Arena Football Leagues as well as CFL and NFL tryouts as an offensive lineman.
Savage was a two-year starter on the offensive line for UCLA where he received his bachelor's degree in History in 2011. He was also an All-American thrower for the Bruin track team while at UCLA. As a junior, he tossed a lifetime best 61' 0.25" in the indoor shot put to earn the honors before heaving the discus 176' 1.0" outdoors.
Savage has previously served as the OL/DL coach at his high school alma mater; Morse High School in San Diego, as well as serving as an assistant coach for Hastings College while in Nebraska.
"Darius Savage will be a great fit for the Beaver football program in serving as our defensive line coach," states Mollring. "His experiences, both at the Division I and Arena League levels, will provide instant credibility with our players. They will also soon learn that Darius is great at building relationships and handling business in a demanding and professional manner. These skills will also serve him well in recruiting Southern California and specifically the San Diego Metro area. Coach Mandelko and I are both excited to work with Darius again and look forward to great things from him as he continues on in his coaching career."
Savage will reside in Storm Lake.