John Thayer will serve as play-by-play announcer for University of South Dakota women’s basketball during the 2013-14 season. Thayer is the sports director of KVHT/KVTK in Yankton, which serves as the flagship station for the Coyote Radio Network.
Thayer is a 2008 graduate of Doane College where he helped launch the Tiger Sports Network. He worked for stations in Colorado and Nebraska before arriving in Yankton in July of 2012.
Thayer has covered state basketball tournaments and football playoffs in Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. He has announced NAIA national volleyball and basketball tournaments. He even covered a basketball game at Oklahoma Baptist when they played Rogers State and their coach Amy Williams, who now enters her second season as the general at USD.
Thayer grew up in Eustis, NE. He is the host of “On the John,” a weekday sports talk show that airs from 9-11 a.m.