Travis Titus was named interim head coach of the University of Jamestown football program on October 21, 2015. He is in his 2nd season as a member of the Jimmie football staff.
Coach Titus is a 1998 graduate of Sherwood (N.D.) High School. He attended Minot State University, where he played football and baseball, graduating in 2003 with a BA in Social Studies and a minor in Coaching.
From 2003-2007, Coach Titus was an assistant football and baseball coach at Kenyon College in Ohio.
In 2008, Coach Titus started teaching and coaching football, basketball, and baseball at Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton, NC, where he stayed until 2010.
Coach Titus then became an assistant football coach at Presentation (S.D.) College from 2010-2012. He earned his Master of Science in Education-Educational Studies degree from Northern State University in May of 2013. In December of 2013, Coach Titus earned his Master of Science in Education-Leadership & Administration degree from Northern State University.
Coach Titus is also the Jimmie football recruiting coordinator.
Randy Elenberger enters his second season as part of the Jimmie Football Staff. He will coach the Running Backs, Tight Ends, Fullbacks and Long Snappers as well as operate as the Video Coordinator, Equipment manager and maintain the Jimmies presence on Social Media.
Prior to joining the Jimmies, Coach Elenberger was the Co-Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach and Video Coordinator at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, MN in 2013. Under his guidance the Spartan Offense tripled its points per game, increased its yards per game, yards per carry and catch, touchdowns, decreased sacks allowed and total turnovers from previous season. The Offense also produced four 1st Team All-Division players and two 2nd Team All-Division.
Randy spent the 2012 season as the Running Backs Coach at Valley City State University in Valley City, ND. He helped the Vikings rack up over 1,800 yards rushing, 17 rushing TD’s and 5.3 yards per carry as well one All-Conference Running Back selection. Prior to VCSU, Randy was an assistant coach at Davies High School in Fargo, ND for two seasons, where he worked with the Offensive and Defensive Lines as well as the Long Snappers.
Randy is originally from Milnor, ND and graduated in 1998, where he was an All-Conference, All-Region Middle Linebacker. He started his college career and played Middle Linebacker and Long Snapper at Concordia College Moorhead, MN and finished at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Randy has a Master of Science degree in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Recreation Leadership, from North Dakota State University.
Randy and his wife Katie have two daughters, Aly (4) and Aubrey (2) and live in Jamestown, ND.
Jared Schwanz begins his second year on the Jimmie coaching staff. Prior to coming to Jamestown, Schwanz spent four seasons at the University of Sioux Falls as defensive line coach. During those four years, the Cougars posted a 41-7 record, including a 15-0 season in 2009 when they won the NAIA National Championship. Schwanz coached two All-Americans and 10 All-Conference players at Sioux Falls.
A native of Saint James, Minn., Schwanz graduated in 2008 from Minnesota State University Mankato where he played defensive line for two seasons and was named to the North Central Conference academic team. He earned his master’s in education-sports leadership in 2010 from Southwest Minnesota State University.
“Jared is a welcome addition to our coaching staff,” Frank said. “He brings a tremendous amount of expertise and knowledge to the 3-4 scheme we run. Jared brings a high energy level that will filter throughout the program. We welcome Jared and his wife, Beth, to our family.”
Dan Smith begins his fourth year as an assistant with the Jimmies after 24 years at Los Fresnos High School in South Texas.
During his tenure at Los Fresnos he served as the offensive coordinator, special team's coordinator, defensive line, and head strength and conditioning coach. Smith was also the Head Powerlifting coach; under his guidance, Los Fresnos won nine state championships.
Dan also served as the Junior Olympic Head Weightlifting Coach from 2000-2004. Smith has coached numerous High School, Collegiate, National, and World Champions, earning him state coach-of-the-year honors nine times and national coach of the year in 2001.
Smith was inducted to the THSWPA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Prior to coaching in Texas, Dan was the Elementary Principal and Athletic Director at North Shore Public School in Makoti, North Dakota. Smith received his bachelors from Valley City State University where he played defensive tackle on three DAC football championship teams, and NAIA semi-finalist in 1980, earning him Hall of Fame inductions for two teams in 1996 and 2009 at VCSU.
Dan and his wife, Pat, who is the Principal of Roosevelt Elementary, have three children: Ben is the head swim coach and history teacher at Jamestown HS, Casi is in her fourth year at Texas State Univ, and Kati is a freshman at NDSU.
Leon La Deaux is in his first year as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Jamestown.
Coach La Deaux is a 2010 graduate of South Kitsap High School (WA). He attended Central Washington University for two years starting at Wide Receiver both seasons before transferring to Minot State University where he played his final two seasons starting at Wide Receiver and Kick Returner for the Beavers.
In his two seasons at Minot State Coach La Deaux amassed 102 receptions for 1,340 yards and recorded 2,206 all-purpose yards.
He graduated from Minot State in May of 2015 with a BA in Broadcasting and is currently working on his MS in Leadership. Coach La Deaux will work with the Wide Receivers and Kick/Punt Returners this season.