VERMILLION, S.D.—David Williams, who has served in South Dakota’s athletic administration since 2013, has agreed to be the deputy athletic director at University of New Mexico. South Dakota athletic director David Herbster made the announcement Tuesday.
“I would like to congratulate Dave on his new opportunity at New Mexico and thank him for what he has done and meant to Coyote athletics,” said Herbster. “Dave and his family have been an invaluable member of Coyote athletics and leave us in a much better position because of his tireless work ethic and commitment to moving us forward.”
Williams’ experiences include athletic director positions at University of Wisconsin-Parkside (2000-08), Missouri Western State University (2008-11) and Kentucky Wesleyan College (2011-13). He joined the Coyotes in the spring of 2013 and was promoted to deputy athletic director in the spring of 2015.
“I am very grateful that David Herbster brought my family to this University and state six years ago,” said Williams. “I have grown professionally and my family met lifelong friends. We grew as people and as a family.
“The athletic department at USD is special. The commitment to winning the right way is embraced by administrators, coaches and student-athletes. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
“This is a tremendous opportunity at University of New Mexico. Deputy athletic director positions at the FBS level are rare, and I feel lucky that athletic director Eddie Nunez is putting his trust in me.”