Dave Hultgren – Service to the University

Dave Hultgren

Residing in Spirit Lake, Iowa, Dave Hultgren is a 1979 graduate of USD where he earned a degree in business administration. During his time at USD, Dave was a member of the Coyote Football team where he played defensive end. In his senior year, the Coyotes were the champions of the North Central Conference and Dave was selected to first-team all-conference as a defensive end and as a first-team academic NCC selection. In 2001, Dave was inducted into the Coyote Sports Hall of Fame. Dave and his wife Paula have remained active supporters of Coyote Athletics over

the years, with the new weight room in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center being named the David and Paula Hultgren Family Weight Room. In addition, Dave has served on the board of the Howling Pack and is an active member of the Coyote Brotherhood football alumni group. Dave is passionate about the University of South Dakota. Dave and Paula have three children, Amy, Ryan and Allison. Dave is also grandfather to Perry Jane. 

Q&A with Dave: An experience turned lifelong memory

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