Kurtiss Riggs

Instructor; Social Sciences

Kurtiss Riggs has been teaching Psychology and Sociology courses at USF since 2014. He earned his B.A. from USF (History Secondary Education), and his M.Ed. from Southwest Minnesota State University (Educational Leadership). He taught Social Science courses at Roosevelt High School for 19 years, and served as the Social Science Department Chair for 7 years prior to coming to USF.  In addition to teaching full time in USF's Social Science Area, Riggs has been the owner of Riggs Premier Football and Director of the Sanford POWER Football Academy since 2012. Additionally, has served as the Head Coach for the Sioux Falls Storm for 19 years.


  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Southwest Minnesota State University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • SOC201 - Fundamentals of Sociology
  • PSY201 - General Psychology
  • SOC322 - Deviant Behavior
  • SOC335 - Sociology of Sport
  • EXS215 - Ethical Issues in Sports
  • SOC390 - Sport in Film
  • PSY211 - Human Development

Professional Memberships


American Football Coaching Association


  • Sociology of Sport
  • Ethics in Sport
  • Sport in Film
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Youth Sports

Service/Volunteer Work

LSS Everyday Hero Mentor at Terry Redlin Elementary
Founder and Board President of Riggs Premier Football Achievement Fund
Volunteer at St Francis House