Howling Pack

Grow the Pack!

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of Coyote Athletics! Your commitment to the University of South Dakota has helped us achieve another record year in the Howling Pack with just over $1.5 million raised for student-athlete scholarships. This is all thanks to your involvement in our events, referrals of new members and your help to “Grow the Pack.” Growth is critical to continue providing an excellent experience to our more than 415 student-athletes.


The Howling Pack is the annual fundraising program of the Athletic Department at the University of South Dakota. The Howling Pack promotes and financially supports the USD Athletic Department and all Coyote athletic teams, while encouraging the development of the student-athlete.

Gifts made to the Howling Pack are used for program enrichment and to fund scholarships for University of South Dakota student-athletes. Scholarships help student-athletes with costs such as tuition/fees, meals, housing, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses.


The 2023-2024 Howling Pack year starts on July 1, 2023, and ends on June 30, 2024, but memberships can be started or renewed at any time! Contact Howling Pack staff at with questions about pledge and payment options or deadlines for annual publications.

Giving Levels & Benefits

The Howling Pack offers a variety of incentives for members. Each member will receive the following benefits (plus the elected benefits at their membership level)

  • Membership keychain
  • Window decal
  • 15% discount at USD Charlie's Store
  • Howling Pack Insider E-Newsletter (email address needed)
  • Invitations to special events & athletic functions
  • Recognition on

  • Football & basketball priority seating**
  • Ticket purchase priority
  • USD season pass for two (soccer & track)

**Season ticket holders only & based on Coyote Points


All Coaches Club benefits +

  • Program recognition

All Captain's Club benefits +

  • Access to CorTrust Club (Volleyball)

All Red Club benefits +

  • Upgraded basketball priority parking
  • Upgraded football priority parking*

*Non season ticket holders receive parking pass upon request


All Silver Club benefits +

  • Access to Coyote Landing and Northwest Landing (football)
  • Access to CorTrust Club (basketball)
  • Ability to purchase club level tickets for basketball**
  • Athletic facility TV recognition

**Season ticket holders only & based on Coyote Points


All Gold Club benefits +

  • Invitation to exclusive preseason Volleyball, preseason Men's and Women's Basketball and Spring Football events
  • Exclusive event for Volleyball and Basketball
  • Ability to purchase courtside season tickets for basketball**

**Season ticket holders only & based on Coyote Points


All Platinum Club benefits +

  • Pregame Sideline Access for Football
  • Invitation to the Charlie Awards
  • Access to DomeClub (football)

All Diamond Club benefits +

  • Invite to scholarship banquet

All President's Club benefits +

  • Matched with student-athlete


Changes in U.S. tax law provide that contributions are non-deductible if a donor “receives (directly or indirectly) as a result of paying such amount the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event in an athletic stadium of such institution.” The USD Foundation’s Board of Directors has determined that Howling Pack contributions that result in membership benefits are non-deductible transactions and will be processed accordingly. Howling Pack donors who elect to waive membership benefits will preserve the charitable nature of their contributions. Donors are encouraged to seek professional counsel to understand the tax consequences of their giving.

Customize Your Gift

Howling Pack members have an enhanced opportunity to customize their support in a manner that balances preferred program benefits against desired tax deductibility - all in support of USD Athletics. When joining or renewing online, simply choose between the "Elect Benefits" or "Waive Benefits" options below.