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Longtime USD basketball coach Dave Boots announces his retirement

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VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - The University of South Dakota head men's basketball coach is retiring after 25 years in Vermillion.
 
David Boots is the winningest coach in program history, posting a 503-235 record for a win percentage of 0.681.
 
The 57-year-old led the Coyotes to 23 consecutive winning seasons from 1989-2011, 10 NCAA Division II tournaments, six North Central Conference championships and back-to-back Elite Eight appearances in 1993 and 1994.
 
At the Division I level, Boots won a Great West Championship in 2010, which culminated with a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
 
Boots amassed 618 wins in 32 seasons as a head basketball coach. He holds the 14th-most wins in Division II history (603) and is a seven-time conference coach of the year honoree.

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