Men’s basketball welcomes new varsity coach

Loras College’s 23rd head men’s basketball coach is set to begin his time as a Duhawk on May 1, 2016. Denise Udelhofen, the Director of Athletics, announced on Thursday that Chris Martin was chosen to take over the basketball program.

Martin comes to Loras after five seasons of being an assistant coach at Elmhurst. He had a crucial role in turning the Blue Jays into a winning team as they finished the season ranked 18th. During his time there, Elmhurst advanced to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons.

Martin also attended Elmhurst as an undergrad. He was a two-time All-American and has the second highest career point mark in school history with 1,736. He achieved all this athletic success while studying for his bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Management.

The Athletic Department is eager to welcome Martin aboard. He is taking over a team with a 53-74 record over the past five seasons. Next season the Duhawks will be returning seven players who received substantial playing time this year, so the future looks bright for the program.

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