Dickinson was a four-year letterwinner while playing defensive tackle for Coach Anderson and the Beavers from 2006-09, registering 123 total tackles, including 14 for a loss. He tallied a career-high 45 stops as a senior, while chalking up a career-best 6.5 for a loss as a junior when the team finished 7-3 overall.
"Austin returns to BVU and we are happy to have him back on campus to help coach our football team and be our equipment manager," says BVU Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray. "He brings not only the football knowledge from his experiences elsewhere but also the understanding of being a BV student-athlete. Replacing legendary Bob Lenhart as the equipment manager, Austin will be in charge of all BVU athletics apparel and equipment. We're excited and lucky to have him on board."
After graduating in the spring of 2010 with a degree in sports management, Dickinson went on to serve two years as an assistant with the Minot State University program, working with the offensive line and tight ends.
Dickinson replaces Lenhart, who retired from the position after 14 years.
Austin, a native of Woodbine, and his wife, Whitney, reside in Storm Lake.