IUPUI has named its next head coach for the men’s basketball program and it is someone who is very familiar with the Jaguars. Former player and assistant coach Matt Crenshaw has been hired as the program’s 10th head coach and brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience to the bench.
For the past three seasons, Crenshaw has been a member of Ball State’s coaching staff, serving as co-defensive coordinator. He spent the previous 12 seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, including seven seasons as associate head coach.
“IUPUI has meant so much to me over the course of my time here as a student-athlete, a coach and alum,” Crenshaw said. “We will strive to not only reach the same level of success as we’ve had in the past, but also make greater strides in the future. I look forward to rebuilding and growing the program; I’m ready to get to work.”
In 2003, Crenshaw’s last-second jumper in the Mid-Continent Conference championship game against Valparaiso sent IUPUI to its first NCAA tournament appearance.
The university says he played in 123 career games, making 98 starts during his four years, totaling 923 points.
Crenshaw is one of three players in school history who has had his number retired. He officially begins April 19.