DEFENSIVE COACHING STAFF
Kyle Schenk | Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator
Kyle Schenk begins his third season as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator.
Schenk comes to Bethany after spending the previous five seasons at Malone in Canton, Ohio. Prior to being hired for the coordinator role in 2010, Schenk had previously served as the Pioneers’ linebacker coach in 2007.
In just one season with the Crimson Storm, Schenk helped improve a defense that was ranked 12th in the Great American Conference and moved them to eighth as they allowed nearly 20 points less than the previous season. SNU’s passing defense also leaped from last in the league to third at 198.4 yards per game. The rushing defense also allowed nearly 50 yards less per game than the previous season.
In his first year as coordinator at Malone, Schenk guided the Pioneer defensive unit to two shutouts, marking the first time since 1999 and only the second time in program history that Malone blanked two opponents in the same year. In 2011, Schenk’s unit piled up 22 sacks while forcing a total of 26 turnovers (15 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries). In 2012, Malone ended the season ranked third among the GLIAC’s 15 teams in pass defense, yielding fewer than 190 yards through the air per game. The Pioneers have continued to create problems for opposing offenses over the last two years, forcing a combined total of 32 turnovers. In addition, safety Demarco Donaldson became the first player in Malone football history to earn GLIAC All-Conference First or Second Team honors after being named to the All-GLIAC Second Team in both 2013 and 2014.
Before returning to Malone in 2010, Schenk spent the previous two seasons coaching linebackers and serving as the special teams coordinator at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, with current SNU Head Coach Andy Lambert. During his time at Sterling, the Warriors boasted one of the top rushing defenses in the NAIA, ranking amongst the Top 10 in rushing yards allowed in both 2008 and 2009. Sterling’s special teams units also excelled under Schenk’s guidance as the Warriors were sixth in the nation in kickoff return yards per attempt in 2008 while also ranking 10th in the nation in punt return yards per attempt.
Prior to his first stint at Malone in 2007, Schenk held assistant coach positions on the defensive staffs at Greenville (IL) College, Taylor (IN) University, and Trinity International (IL) University. Overall, Schenk has coached a total of 22 all-conference performers on defense and one all-conference kick returner.
Schenk graduated from Trinity International in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in Coaching. He then completed his master’s degree in Education from Greenville in 2008. A four-year starter at linebacker while at Trinity International, Schenk wrapped up his accomplished playing career as the Trojans’ all-time leading tackler. In addition, Schenk was a three-time All-MSFA Second Team selection (2000-2002) and earned TIU’s Trojan Award following the 2002 season.
Schenk, and his wife Kristen, have four children, Sawyer, Nora, Kolter and Evelyn.
Adam Langvardt | Special Teams / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Adam Langvardt enters his third season as the Special Teams/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He came to SNU from Sterling College, where he spent the two previous seasons as the linebackers/defensive line coach, special teams coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach.
A native of Buhler, Kansas, Langvardt graduated from Buhler High School in 2004. While at Buhler, he was an All-Conference selection in baseball and football and was a three-time state qualifier in wrestling. He also won a state championship in powerlifting.
After graduation, he attended Sterling College, where he earned a bachelor’s in exercise science and professional education in 2008. While at Sterling, he was a two-time All-Conference choice, and also earned Academic All-American honors.
Upon graduation, Langvardt spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Sterling, where he was the running backs coach and in charge of strength and conditioning.
He then moved on to Malone University, where he was a graduate assistant in charge of strength and conditioning and safeties while obtaining his master’s in organizational leadership in 2012.
Upon finishing his degree, he moved on to Dordt College, where he spent one season as the safeties coach, special teams coordinator, and strength and conditioning coordinator for the 2012 season. He then went to Morningside College for one season, where he coached running backs in 2013.
He and his wife Jessica live in Bethany.
Cadron Davis | Outside Linebackers
Cadron Davis begins his second season with the Crimson Storm as the Inside Linebackers coach. Davis comes to SNU after serving as the Defensive Analyst, Quality Control, and Defensive Intern Coach for Abilene Christian University in Texas.
Davis was also the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, and Special Teams Coordinator for Independence Community College in Kansas for the 2015 season. Prior to that, he was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Valdosta State University in Georgia for one season.
Davis attended Ottawa University in Kansas and played linebacker and special teams from 2004-2007. He was a three-year letterman for the Braves.
He graduated from Harding University in 2017 with a bachelor's in business.
Indy Siehndel | Defensive Graduate Assistant
Indy Siehndel begins his third season coaching defensive backs at SNU. In 2018, the Crimson Storm ranked #16 nationally in pass defense allowing just 166 pass yards per game. This is SNU's highest ever finish statistically in their NCAA Division II history. They accounted for 14 interceptions and 34 pass break-ups.
In 2017, he coached safety Josh Jordan to All-GAC Second Team honors. The Storm tallied 13 interceptions on the year along with 31 pass break-ups.
Before SNU, Siehndel served as the defensive backs coach at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Missouri, from 2014-16. While coaching the secondary, he coached two players to all-state accolades.
Siehndel attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He was a four-year letter-winner at defensive back for the Cardinals. While at Jewell, he finished ninth in the GLVC in pass break-ups while ranking third on the team in pass break-ups and passes defended as a senior.
He graduated in May 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication.
Stephen Price | Graduate Assistant - Defensive Line