USD announced Monday morning that Mike West will take on the position of deputy athletic director on April 15. He will replace David Williams, who left for a similar position at New Mexico in January.
West will be in charge of the day-to-day functions within the athletic department. He will oversee areas of marketing, sports information, ticking, Coyote Sports properties and development, according to GoYotes.com.
West wil join USD after 11 years at Creighton in Omaha, Neb., where he was the assistant athletic director for marketing.
West graduated from University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1993 and received his masters at Wayne State. At Creighton, West worked to increase sponsorship sales and ticket sales. He also oversaw women’s basketball, baseball and cross country for the school.
“I am excited to have Mike join our team,” Athletic Director Dave Herbster told GoYotes. “Mike brings a very unique skill set of leading people, generating revenue and creating a first-class atmosphere at events that I was looking for. The breadth and depth of his experience will prove invaluable as we move forward in our strategic plan, We Are South Dakota, and continue our upward trajectory.”