Kaufman named head of USD ticketing

The University of South Dakota has named Chris Kaufman as coordinator of ticket operations and sales. Kaufman will begin his new duties immediately.

Kaufman has been the athletics ticketing and operations assistant at USD since August 2011, where his duties included selling season tickets, processing ticket orders and ensuring the department is compliant with NCAA Division I regulations. He has also been a part of ticket operations for the South Dakota High School Football Championships held at the DakotaDome every year.

“I’ve been going to Coyote events since I was five years old and I am excited to be at USD as part of the Coyote family,” Kaufman said.

Prior to USD, Kaufman was a marketing intern at Minnesota State University, Mankato and served as an event assistant at the 2010 Division II Central Region Men’s Basketball Tournament. He was also a fan services representative for the Sioux Falls Canaries in 2005.

Kaufman graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He earned his master’s degree in organizational management with an emphasis in sport management from Wayne State in 2011.

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