Football Practice - 08-06-14 - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
David Stenklyft enters his fourth season with the Bulldog football program. He was a graduate assistant defensive coach from 2012-14 and for the 2015 season moved into the role of football operations assistant.
His responsibilities include assisting with team travel, recruiting, academics and daily operations duties.
Stenklyft over the 2012-13 seasons helped Fresno State rank in the top 10 in the FBS in sacks both years when he coached the outside linebackers. The Bulldogs and Stanford were the only schools in the country to rank in the top 10 both of those seasons.
In 2013 Stenklyft played a key role in the emergence of outside linebacker Ejiro Ederaine, who was a second-team All-Mountain West selection. Ederaine's 29.0 tackles for a loss over the 2013 and 2014 seasons were the second most of any player in the Mountain West in that time.
In 2014 outside linebacker Donavon Lewis garnered honorable mention All-Mountain West accolades under Stenklyft.
Stenklyft came to Fresno State from Texas A&M where he was the defensive quality control coach for the past two seasons under now Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter and defensive coordinator Nick Toth. With the Aggies, Stenklyft was responsible for game preparation, scouting and opponent breakdowns as well as working with the outside linebacker's.
Prior to his two seasons at A&M, Stenklyft served as the recruiting/operations intern at the University of Alabama in the Spring of 2010. He was also a student-assistant for the Texas A&M football team from 2006-10.
Stenklyft graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sports management. He was born on April 22, 1987 in Tyler, Texas and is married to the former Patti Kitt.
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