South Dakota Coyotes basketball

South Dakota Coyotes basketball history

University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
Sanford Coyote Sports Center
Summit League

Current head coach: Eric Peterson (2022-)

  • Asst: Patrick Eberhart (2022-)
  • Asst: Casey Kasperbauer (2020-)
  • Asst: Brandon Ubel (2022-)
  • DBO: Casey Bruggeman (2022-)
  • Recruiting: Josh Calbert (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2018)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2010)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NCAA Division II National Championships:  1  (1958)   
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  13  (1957, 1958, 1972, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  17-12
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1950)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (North Central, Great West, Summit League):

Award Winners:




South Dakota head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Eric Peterson 2022-Pres 0-0 0 0 0
Todd Lee 2018-22 66-52 0 0 0
Craig Smith 2014-18 79-55 1 0 0
Joey James (int.) 2013-14 12-18 0 0 0
Dave Boots 1988-2013 503-235 1 (6^) 10^ 0
Doug Martin 1982-88 51-116 0 0 0
Jack Doyle 1973-82 106-119 0 0 0
Bob Mulcahy 1967-73 87-69 1^ 1^ 0
Dwane Clodfelter 1954-67 149-153 2^ 2^ 1^
Carl B. “Rube” Hoy 1927-49, 52-54 169-190 3^ 0 0
George DeKlotz 1949-52 27-41 0 1^ 0
Vincent Montgomery 1923-27 33-35
Bert Ekbert 1922-23 5-15
John W. Stewart 1918-22 27-19
unknown 1915-16, 17-18
Blaine McKusick 1916-17 8-1
Ion J. Cortright 1914-15 13-3
Rev. James Henderson 1911-14 22-7
Joseph Pipal 1910-11 7-3
A.H. Whittemore 1908-10 15-4

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These conference titles, tournament appearances and national titles came when the South Dakota program was at either the NAIA or NCAA Division II level; USD moved up to Division I prior to the 2008-09 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA. 

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