Colvin named new Spartans Men’s basketball coachPublished 10:30am Friday, July 19, 2013
The M State Men’s basketball team looked to build upon last season’s 21-9 record that saw the team fall in the third place game of the Region XIII tournament in overtime, but with a tumultous Spring that saw head coach Josh Mohagen resign, the team was left scrambling to find a new coach.
On Thursday, the college found its man. After a lengthy search, Brandon Colvin was named head coach of the Spartans.
Colvin brings over a decade coaching experience to the squad. Colvin’s coaching journey has saw him coach in the United States, as well as overseas.
Colvin has knowledge of Minnesota community college basketball and the area as he was an assistant at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton from 2008-10, following stints as an assistant at Western Texas College and Southwestern Community College in Iowa. Recently, Colvin has spent time overseas coaching the Manama Club in Manama, Bahrain. He has also made a stop in Haderslev, Denmark coaching its club and has coached youth basketball in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
“I hope to continue the success that the M State program has had and carry on the proud tradition of Spartan basketball both on and off the court,” said Colvin, who earned a master’s degree in sports management from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a bachelor’s degree in business computer systems from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.