Custis becomes full-time throw coach

South Dakota has announced the hiring of Tyler Custis as full-time throwing coach for USD’s track and field programs.

Custis, a native of Custer, coached throwers Meghan Dennis (women’s javelin) and Cody Snyder (men’s discus) to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this season. He also coached Kyle McKelvey, who competed at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round this year, and has helped three USD throwers win one or more Summit League titles over the past two years.

“We’re excited to welcome Tyler to this new position,” head women’s track and field coach Lucky Huber said. “He’s already made a big impact in his four years here as a volunteer and a graduate assistant. Hiring him full time will elevate our throwing program to being one of the best in the country.”

A 2007 graduate from Texas A&M, Custis was a three-time indoor and two-time outdoor All-Big 12 honoree and finished in the top-15 in the shot put at the NCAA outdoor championships twice. He was an Academic All-American as a senior and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics.

He graduated from USD with a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2011 and a Juris Doctorate degree in 2013.

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