Bryan Hiller begins his second season as offensive line coach for the Mustang program in 2019.
Hiller comes to SMSU after spending six seasons as offensive line coach, which also included three as offensive coordinator, at Missouri Valley College.
During Hiller's tenure at Missouri Valley, the Vikings appeared four times in the NAIA playoffs and were consistently ranked in the NAIA Top 25. He coached numerous all-conference honorees during his time as offensive coordinator, including a 2015 NAIA second team All-American offensive lineman.
Prior to Missouri Valley, Hiller spent five seasons (2007-11) as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Culver-Stockton College, where he recruited 12 all-conference players and coached six all-conference lineman.
Hiller began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Minnesota in 1996 serving as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons. In 1998, he was hired at Winona State University as the offensive line coach and spent nine seasons (1998-2006) with the Warriors in various roles, including recruiting coordinator and assistant offensive coordinator. While at WSU, he was a member of six NSIC championship and four NCAA playoff teams and coached 20 all-conference lineman, including seven All-Americans while with WSU.
Hiller is a 1996 graduate of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He also earned a master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 1998.
Bryan and his wife, Jennifer, have one son, Brock.
Austin Hilgert is in his second season as tight ends coach for the SMSU program in 2019.
Hilgert joined the coaching staff following an outstanding four-year career in a Mustang uniform. A three-time Academic All-NSIC honoree, Hilgert was a four-year starter and was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year following the 2017 season. A 2017 team captain, he was named second team All-NSIC South in 2017 and was an honorable mention All-NSIC South honoree in 2015.
Hilgert earned his degree in business management from SMSU in 2018. He is pursuing his MBA degree with a emphasis in leadership at SMSU.