|Born||May 1, 1938|
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2006–2009||Augustana (SD) (QB)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–2 (NCAA D-II playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 NCC (1972–1974)|
1 Big Sky (1978)
Joseph N. "Smokey Joe" Salem (born May 1, 1938)is former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of South Dakota (1966–1974), Northern Arizona University (1975–1978), and the University of Minnesota (1979–1983), compiling a career college football record of 96–91–3. Salem was most recently the quarterbacks coach at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a position he held from 2006 to 2009.
|South Dakota Coyotes (North Central Conference)(1966–1974)|
|1973||South Dakota||8–3||6–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal|
|Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (Big Sky Conference)(1975–1978)|
|1977||Northern Arizona||9–3||5–1||2nd||L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference)(1979–1983)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota, United States. Canton is located 20 minutes south of Sioux Falls in southeastern South Dakota. Canton is nestled in the rolling hills of the Sioux Valley, providing an abundance of recreational activities with the Big Sioux River bordering the eastern side, Newton Hills State Park to the south, and Lake Alvin to the north. The city was named by Norwegian settler and former legislator James M. Wahl. The population was 3,057 as of the 2010 census.
Augustana University is a private, Lutheran university in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. The largest private university in the state, the institution derives its name from the Confessio Augustana, or Augsburg Confession, a foundational document of Lutheranism. Students, alumni, friends, employees, and those who know the college casually refer to it as "Augie." Prior to September 2015, the university was known as Augustana College.
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