Friday, April 15, 2011

Southeast names new head women's basketball coach

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Southeast Missouri State University women’s basketball team has a brand new coach. 

The Athletics Department introduced Ty Margenthaler to the community yesterday.

Margenthaler has been an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin for the past five years. He comes from a family steeped in coaching tradition: both his father and brother are coaches at the collegiate level.

Flanked by his wife, two sons, parents, and in-laws, Margenthaler thanked Southeast President Ken Dobbins and Athletic Director John Shafer for selecting him as the new coach. But Margenthaler plans to hit the ground running in his new job.

“I’m excited about the outreach to the local communities in recruiting efforts. That’s going take place, quite honestly, right away. I’m hitting the road tomorrow to going up to Chicago to start the recruiting process. So I’m really looking forward to that.”

Margenthaler signed a four year contract for just over 82 thousand dollars per year.

The university declined to extend the contract of last year’s head coach, John Ishee, after a disappointing 8-21 season.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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