INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IUPUI hired former basketball star Matt Crenshaw as its head coach on Tuesday.
The decision could bring stability back to the program after two seasons of uncertainty. Jason Gardner resigned as coach in August 2019 after he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Jaguars promoted Byron Rimm II to interim head coach, then kept him last season, without the interim title, in part because the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the school from conducting a full coaching search.
Crenshaw spent the past three seasons on 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.