South Dakota Coyotes
|South Dakota Coyotes|
|University||University of South Dakota|
Missouri Valley Football Conference
|Athletic director||David Herbster|
|Location||Vermillion, South Dakota|
|Varsity teams||17 (7 men's, 10 women's)|
|Basketball arena||Sanford Coyote Sports Center|
|Fight song||Hail, South Dakota!|
|Colors||Red and White
The South Dakota Coyotes, also known as the USD Coyotes (locally pronounced (US: // [a]), are the athletic teams for the University of South Dakota. Their team colors are vermilion and white. They have been members of Summit League of the NCAA's Division I since the 2011–12 school year. The football team plays in Division I's Football Championship Subdivision as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Coyotes were charter members of the Division II North Central Conference and were members until 2008 when it upgraded to Division I.
Before the 2016–17 school year, most of the Coyotes' athletic events were held in the multi-purpose DakotaDome, located in Vermillion, South Dakota. Football and basketball were the main events for the venue, followed by volleyball, indoor track, and swimming. The basketball and volleyball teams moved to the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center upon its opening in August 2016; the other aforementioned sports remain at the DakotaDome.
|Men's Intercollegiate Sports||Team Article||Head Coach||Women's Intercollegiate Sports||Team Article||Head Coach|
|Basketball||Coyotes men's basketball||Craig Smith||Basketball||Coyotes women's basketball||Dawn Plitzuweit|
|Cross Country||Dan Fitzsimmons||Cross Country||Dan Fitzsimmons|
|Football [v 1]||Coyotes football||Bob Nielson||Golf||Nick Hovden|
|Golf||Nick Hovden||Soccer||Mandy Green|
|Swimming & Diving||Jason Mahowald||Softball||Robert Wagner|
|Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)||Dave Gottsleben||Swimming & Diving||Jason Mahowald|
|Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)||Lucky Huber|
- The football team competes as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
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