| Division I|| David Herbster|
| University of South Dakota|
Missouri Valley Football Conference
Vermillion, South Dakota
17 (7 men's, 10 women's)
The South Dakota Coyotes, also known as the USD Coyotes (locally pronounced ( /ˈkaɪoʊts/ ), 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.
South Dakota Coyotes Wikipedia
A member of The Summit League, the University of South Dakota sponsors teams in seven men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports:Notes
The Coyote softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1971.