- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - The University of South Dakota has hired alum Todd Lee as the Coyotes’ next basketball coach.

Athletic director David Herbster announced Lee’s hiring on Wednesday. Lee will be introduced at a news conference Friday.

The Huron native graduated from South Dakota in 1986. He spent the past five seasons as associate head coach at Grand Canyon University, helping the Lopes to a 103-58 record. This past season, the Lopes totaled 22 wins and advanced to the Western Athletic Conference championship game.

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Previously, Lee compiled a 154-81 record and competed in five NCAA tournaments in eight seasons as head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan. Lee also has coaching stints at UC-Irvine, CSU Bakersfield, San Diego and Southwest Junior College, and two years as an assistant with the former Rapid City Thrillers of the Continental Basketball Association.

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