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Former USD basketball coach and AD Jack Doyle dies

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VERMILLION (AP) -- Former University of South Dakota men's basketball coach and athletic director Jack Doyle has died.

USD says he died Friday at age 80.

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He joined the athletic department in 1971 after 14 seasons in South Dakota high schools. He became head coach in 1973 and coached for nine seasons, leading the Coyotes to a 106-119 record.

Doyle was USD's athletic director from 1982 until his retirement in 1998.

Under his leadership, USD won 21 North Central Conference championships in various sports. He also initiated numerous upgrades to the DakotaDome, including an eight-lane, 200-meter track, a new custom scoreboard and artificial turf for football.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, and their seven children.

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