South Dakota State men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy has been hired to serve in the same position at Wright State, according to an AP report.
Nagy, 49, had coached the Jackrabbits since 1995 and guided the team to an overall record of 404-239 in both Division II and Division I. The man turned South Dakota State into a Big Sky Conference and three conference titles to go with three NCAA Tournament appearances, the most recent one being this year.
And Nagy is now headed to the Horizon League to coach the Raiders, who went 109-93 (53-49 Horizon) with no NCAA Tournament appearances in six seasons under the recently fired Billy Donlon. Wright State has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2007, when current Clemson coach Brad Brownell coached the Raiders, and has only ever been to the big dance twice in its Division I history.
Nagy’s fast pace should be a solid fit in the Horizon League, a mid-major conference that is getting more and more attention with each passing year, so here’s hoping he can turn Wright State into a regular contender!
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