Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Nick Sales its next head men’s basketball coach. Sales previously served as associate head coach at Marietta College in Ohio for the past nine years where he was part of a coaching staff that won seven of the last nine Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championships.
Sales helped the Marietta men’s basketball team reach seven NCAA Division III Tournaments, as well as win three OAC Tournament championships and reach the NCAA Division III Final Four in 2022.
“I am truly looking forward to recruiting and developing high character young men that will excel in representing not only themselves, but Rose-Hulman on and off the court,” said Sales. “My family and I are ecstatic about being a part of the Terre Haute community for years to come.”
Rose-Hulman says Sales will be the institute’s 6th head men’s basketball coach since 1963.
“We are so thrilled to have Coach Nick Sales join the Rose-Hulman community,” said Rose-Hulman Athletic Director Ayanna Tweedy. “His visionary leadership style and contagious personality fits right into the mold of our department. I am so excited to see the program excel academically and competitively under his tenure.”
During his time at Marietta, the school says Sales organized campus visits for prospective student-athletes, created weekly recruiting trip schedules, and designed the team’s offseason strength and conditioning program. Additionally, he served as the team’s academic advisor for student-athletes and co-directed basketball camps.
Before working at Marietta, Sales served as assistant coach at Albion College from 2010 to 2011 and graduate assistant coach at Defiance College from 2011 to 2013.
Rose-Hulman says Sales’ new position, leading the Fightin’ Engineers, is a return to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. In 2010, Sales was named HCAC Player of the Year, HCAC Tournament Most Valuable Player and Honorable Mention NCAA Division III All-American as a standout player at Defiance College.