Bryan Hiller is in his third season as offensive line coach for the Mustang program in 2020.
Hiller came 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.
Boyer Bouman is in his first season on the coaching staff in 2020 and will coach the team’s wide receivers.
Bouman is no stranger to SMSU, having spent five seasons as a quarterback with the football program.
A three-time Academic All-NSIC honoree, Bouman was named second team All-NSIC South in 2019, leading the NSIC in passing yards per game and total offense. Named SMSU’s Offensive Player of the Year and “True Mustang” award winner following his senior season, he completed 200 of 332 pass attempts for 2,339 yards with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions during the 2019 season.
Following a redshirt season in 2015, Bouman saw action in 19 games during the next three seasons at quarterback and special teams. He started four games in 2017, completing 106 of 179 passes for 826 yards and four touchdowns.
Bouman is a graduate of SMSU with a degree in education and sports management.
Nate Van Asperen
Assistant Offensive Line / Running Backs
Nate Van Asperen is in his second season as assistant coach with the SMSU staff in 2020 and will assist with the offensive line and running backs.
Van Asperen was a two-year letter winner at SMSU appearing in 22 games with 16 combined starts in 2017 and 2018 at left guard and center. Prior to SMSU, Van Asperen played two seasons at Sacramento City College.
Van Asperen is a 2019 graduate of SMSU.
Assistant Offensive Line
Zakk Ryherd begins his first season on the coaching staff in 2020 and will assistant with the offensive line.
Ryherd comes to SMSU following a five-year playing career as an offensive lineman at Dakota Wesleyan University, where he served as a team captain.
Ryherd is a 2020 graduate of DWU with a degree in sports management.