VERMILLION, S.D. – In honor of this year’s Dakota Days homecoming celebration, University of South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster discussed what the University’s championship culture means to the community on the latest episode of Credit Hour.
As the Coyote Football team prepares to take on Missouri State at Saturday’s game, Herbster describes how championship culture exemplifies what it means to be a team.
Herbster defines USD’s championship culture as “growth, empowerment, setting expectations, holding people accountable and giving them the resources to be successful.”
He discussed that in all aspects of life, there are games within games. In order to grow, one must learn how to face unforeseen challenges, both physical and mental, and learn to cope with failure.
Championship culture is ultimately achieved when the process of being a team is met, Herbster said. “One has to understand how integral the pieces of every teammate needs to be in order to win,” he said.
“Championship culture isn’t just relevant in sports. It’s essential for any organization looking to improve its performance,” said Michael Ewald, host of Credit Hour.
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