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Shay McClure
Defensive Coordinator

Shay McClure begins his first season as SMSU's defensive coordinator in 2019.

McClure comes to SMSU after spending the previous four seasons (2015-18) at Division II Dixie State University (Utah), including the past three as head coach.

“Coach McClure is a huge addition to our Mustang football program,” Sauter said. “He is a talented recruiter, gifted teacher of the game, and a tremendous person. I love the fact that he has been a head coach at the Division II level and has coordinated successful defenses over his career. I know Coach McClure is eager to get to SMSU and begin working with our student-athletes.”

During his three seasons as head coach at DSU, McClure helped the program set 26 school records, while twice leading the team to winning seasons, including a record seven victories in 2018. He finished his tenure at DSU with a record of 18-15, coaching the only two winning seasons in the program’s 13 years as a four-year school. The team also finished with a winning record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all three seasons. Prior to taking over as head coach, McClure spent the 2015 season as defensive coordinator at DSU.

Prior to joining the DSU staff, McClure spent nine seasons (2006-14) as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Humboldt State University (Calif.). His defensive units consistently ranked among the top of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and in the NCAA. The HSU defense in 2014 led the nation in sacks, ranked eighth in total defense and 17th in scoring defense. In 2011, HSU finished 9-1, won the GNAC title and finished ranked No. 13 in the final AFCA Top 25 poll.

From 2002-05, McClure served as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Southern Oregon University. The 2002 squad qualified for the NAIA playoffs, while in 2005 he served as interim head coach. He also coached linebackers and was special teams co-coordinator during his tenure at SOU.

McClure has also been defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Occidental College (Calif.) from 1999-2001, where he helped the program to a conference championship in 2001. He also spent time as a secondary coach at both the University of San Diego (1997-98) and Southern Oregon (1995-96).

McClure is a 1996 graduate of Southern Oregon University with a degree in physical education. He also earned his master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from SOU in 2007. He played defensive back at SOU from 1990-94.

Levi Bullerman
Outside Linebackers Coach

Levi Bullerman is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Mustang program in 2019. He will coach the team's outside linebackers.

Bullerman spent five seasons as a student-athlete with the SMSU football program from 2005-09. He came to SMSU after serving five seasons (2013-17) as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Bullerman served in various roles as assistant at UMC, most recently serving as defensive coordinator during the 2017 season. Bullerman, who also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator for four seasons, coached special teams, defensive line and linebackers during his tenure at UMC.

Bullerman began his coaching career at Illinois College in 2010 as defensive line coach. He coached a pair of all-conference lineman and helped a defense rank among the Top 10 in Division III in turnovers.

In 2011, Bullerman became the linebackers and special teams coach at Presentation College (S.D). Presentation, which had its first collegiate football season in 2011, won six games in two seasons with Bullerman on staff. Presentation ranked in the Top 15 among Division III team in fumble recoveries in 2012.

Bullerman is a 2010 graduate of SMSU with a degree in sports management. He was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter at linebacker for the Mustangs. A 2009 team captain, he never missed a game in his career and recorded 154 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in 44 games. Bullerman is completing his master’s degree in education from Greenville University (Ill.).

Levi and his wife, Alarie, have three children, son Levi Jr., and daughters, Lyla and Lillian.

Tyrone Saterfield
Defensive Line

Tyrone Saterfield is in his first season as assistant coach with SMSU in 2019 and will coach the defensive line.

Saterfield joins the SMSU staff as spending the previous two seasons as defensive line coach at McDaniel College (Md.). He has also been an assistant coach and teacher at Matanzas, Flagler County and Oak Ridge High Schools in Florida.

Saterfield played defensive tackle at the University of Louisville from 2000-03, where he was a two-year starter and finished his career with 50 tackles. Following his collegiate career he played five seasons in the Indoor Football League with Sioux Falls, Wyoming and Rapid City.  

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and is completing his master’s degree from McDaniel College.