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South Dakota hires Todd Lee as new head coach


South Dakota has hired Todd Lee as its new head coach, the school announced on Wednesday.

The associate head coach at Grand Canyon the past five seasons, Lee is a South Dakota graduate (1986) who gets a chance to take over at his former alma mater.

Spending time at Kentucky Wesleyan as a head coach, Lee has also spent time at UC Irvine, CSU Bakersfield and San Diego during his college coaching career. Grand Canyon has been very successful under head coach Dan Majerle over the past five years as Lee has been a big help in the program’s transition into Division I.

South Dakota has only been a Division I program for 10 years as they’re coming off of an NIT appearance last season. Lee has some momentum to work with at a place he’s familiar at. It’ll be interesting to see if Lee can keep the Coyotes as a postseason contender and build them into a perennial winner.