South Dakota State is officially in the market for a new men's basketball coach.

Scott Nagy, the winningest coach in Jackrabbit history is now taking over at Wright State. Athletic Director Bob Grant announced the hiring in a press release, Monday morning:

I'm thrilled to welcome Scott, Jamie and their family to the Raider family. Scott has not only achieved great success as a head coach, but he also shares the values and priorities that I believe make our culture special.  Scott runs his program with impeccable character and puts a tremendous priority on the student-athlete experience, which I believe makes him a perfect fit for us.  I'm very excited about the long-term future of our program with Scott at the helm.

The release included a comment from Nagy:

My family and I are extremely excited for the next chapter in our lives.  It was clear to me at every step of the interview process that Wright State University has everything in place to have a successful men's college basketball program. I'm so grateful for the opportunity that President Dr. David Hopkins and Athletic Director Bob Grant have given us.

Nagy will be formally introduced at a press conference in Dayton, Tuesday at 9:00 AM CDT.

At the same time of the Wright State announcement, South Dakota State issued their own press release, featuring a comment from athletic director Justin Sell:

On behalf of Jackrabbit Nation, we want to thank Scott for an incredible and memorable run as head coach of our men's basketball program. Between winning conference championships, developing great student-athletes and his service to the Brookings community and the state of South Dakota, Scott has put Jackrabbit basketball in a position for sustained success. We wish him and his family the best in their new endeavors.

Nagy won 410 games in 21 seasons in Brookings. Assistant coach Rob Klinkefus will oversee team activities until a successor is hired. Klinkefus will also be a candidate for the head coaching job.


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