Doyle and McCullough are honored

Doyle and McCullough are honored The North Central Conference presented Dr. Jack Doyle with the North Central Conference Honor Award May 16 at the NCC Honor Awards Dinner.

This award is the highest honor in the conference and is given in appreciation of efforts to heighten the integrity of the NCC.

Doyle served as USD's director of athletics for 15 years. During his tenure, South Dakota won 21 NCC championships, seven NCAA regional titles, and advanced to the NCAA playoffs on several occasions.

USD earned a trip to the 1986 NCAA Division II Football Championships and made consecutive appearances at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight basketball tournament.

Doyle joined the USD athletic family in 1971 as an assistant basketball coach. He was named the school's head coach in 1973, and he assumed the dual position of executive assistant athletic director in charge of fund-raising in 1981. Doyle led the Coyote basketball fortunes for nine years before resigning in March 1982, departing as USD's third winningest coach to devote full-time attention toward administration duties.

Dr. E. Don "Doc" McCullough was one of three individuals honored with the inaugural Noel Olson Volunteer of the Year award. The award is presented to honor individuals who, as a volunteer, have made significant contributions to the NCC as a whole.

McCullough is in charge of the timers and judges at all of USD's home track meets. In addition, he has served in that role for the numerous NCC and NCAA Division II championships that have been held at the DakotaDome.

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