Glas tabs Larson to be assistant
New Concordia men's basketball coach Rich Glas will have a familiar face on the bench next season. Former University of North Dakota captain Brady Larson said Wednesday that he has been hired to be Glas' top assistant. Glas, who in March replaced...
New Concordia men's basketball coach Rich Glas will have a familiar face on the bench next season.
Former University of North Dakota captain Brady Larson said Wednesday that he has been hired to be Glas' top assistant. Glas, who in March replaced longtime Concordia coach Duane Siverson, was the Sioux coach from 1988-2005.
"(Glas) called me and said he would like me to come with him (to Concordia)," Larson said on Wednesday. "It's kind of like when your father calls you and tells you to come home. You don't say, 'No.' "
A UND player from 1996-2000, Larson has been the top assistant at NCAA Division III Hamline the last two years.
Hamline and Concordia are members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The 31-year-old Larson spent three years as an assistant at Division II Lake Superior State and two years at D-II Minnesota State-Mankato.
Hamline finished 8-17 each of the last two seasons.
Larson said he will be involved in all aspects of the program.
Concordia finished 13-13 last year and advanced to the MIAC playoffs for the first time since 2004-05. The Cobbers were 4-21 the previous season.
Larson said he was excited to help rebuild the Cobber program.
"Of the four schools I have been at in the last eight years, this is the most prepared to win in the near future," said Larson, who was a Mr. Basketball finalist at St. Francis (Minn.) High School. "We're not planning on taking a step back from what they did this year."
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