Report: Scott Nagy Leaving South Dakota State for Wright State
Sources inside the athletic department at South Dakota State are confirming online reports that Scott Nagy is leaving SDSU to take over as the men's basketball coach at Wright State.
ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman broke the news on Twitter, Sunday evening:
Nagy was one of three candidates on campus in Dayton, Ohio last week, meeting with school administrators and the players currently on the Wright State roster.
The Raiders have been in the market for a new head coach after firing Billy Donlon, March 16, following six seasons. Donlon was let go despite having two years left on his contract. He was the Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2013 and led the Raiders to the league tournament championship game in three of the last four seasons. This season, WSU finished 22-13.
Nagy just finished his 21st season in Brookings. His overall record at South Dakota State is 410-239. In his first nine seasons, the Jackrabbits won 20 games or more eight times, captured four North Central Conference titles, and advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 1997.
After three Division I transition years in which SDSU never won more than 10 games, the Jackrabbits joined the Summit League in 2007 and shared the regular season championship three of the last four seasons. Under Nagy, South Dakota State qualified for three NCAA Division I Tournaments (2012, 2013, 2016), losing in the first round each time.