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Charlie Coyote is the face of the University of South Dakota. We are committed to creating an exciting and interactive experience with both the student body and the Vermillion community. You will often see Charlie at community events, athletic events and charity events. If you do see him, be sure you give him a high five and get a picture with him. Don't forget to #YoteLife!

If you want Charlie to attend your event, please complete the Appearance Request Form. There is an hourly charge to have Charlie Coyote at your event. That amount will be included when we contact you to confirm your event.

Get Recruited

The USD Spirit Teams are looking for individuals who have the spirit, creativeness and desire to bring Charlie to life! What better way to promote school spirit than being a great mascot. 

If you think you have what it takes to be one of the greatest and newest representatives of the University of South Dakota and its Spirit Program then we need to hear from you. If interested, you need to meet the qualifications below.

  • Be present at athletic and non-athletic events
  • Display character through emotions, animation and crowd interaction
  • Must be 5'6" or taller
  • Must interact well with children
  • Must be accountable, timely and responsible
  • Attend meetings with advisors

Program Benefits

  • Half Housing Scholarship
  • Paid Travel Expenses
  • Summit League and Missouri Valley Conference Experience
  • Paid wages while working as Charlie Coyote
  • Supportive Administration

Get Recruited

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