Stanford names next men’s basketball coach


JEROD HAASE has been named Stanford’s men’s basketball coach. Haase recently completed his fourth season as the head coach at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Stanford’s Director of Athletics BERNARD MUIR  announced Haase’s appointment last week.

“I could not be more excited to welcome Jerod, Mindy and their children to the Stanford family,” said Muir. “Jerod has not only demonstrated his excellent coaching and teaching abilities over the years, but he also shares the values that make Stanford special. I have no doubt that Jerod will soon lead our program to Pac-12 championships and that we will be a regular participant in the NCAA Tournament. He will win with integrity, class and sportsmanship while ensuring our student-athletes reach their full potential in their academic and social endeavors.”

At UAB led the Blazers to a regular-season Conference USA championship in 2016 and to the program’s 15th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015.

“Stanford University is a world-class institution which represents excellence across the board,” said Haase, a native of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  “We will compete for championships by doing it the right way and graduating young men who will go on to accomplish great things in the world. I am humbled by the opportunity afforded to me by Bernard, and my family and I are eager to get started.”

Read the full announcement on the Athletics website.