â€” South Dakota State University menâ€™s basketball head coachÂ Scott NagyÂ announced the hiring Thursday of Joe Krabbenhoft as an assistant coach.
â€śWe are constantly looking for good fits for our program and Joe is a great fit,â€ť Nagy said. â€śI think itâ€™s a good move for him and I know itâ€™s a good move for us. Our recruiting base is in the Upper Midwest and he is very well known in that area. If youâ€™ve ever seen Joe play, you know he is hard working and we know heâ€™s eager to get started.â€ť
A Sioux Falls native, Krabbenhoft most recently served as video coordinator on Bo Ryanâ€™s basketball staff at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, during the 2012-13 season. He also was a volunteer assistant at Augustana College in 2009.
Krabbenhoft played at Wisconsin from 2005-09, appearing in a school-record 136 career games â€” during which the Badgers posted a 100-36 record and made four NCAA Tournament appearances. He was named to the all-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2006 and was a member of the all-Big Ten Defensive Team in 2008, when Wisconsin won both the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles. He completed his career in 2009 by earning honorable mention all-Big Ten recognition and was a recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor Award.
Following his collegiate career, Krabbenhoft embarked on a professional playing career that included stints with the NBA Development Leagueâ€™s Sioux Falls Skyforce (2009) and teams in South Korea, Spain and Greece.
Krabbenhoft will join a Jackrabbit program that has reached the NCAA Tournament each of the past two seasons. South Dakota State made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament as a Division I member after winning the 2012 Summit League tournament title, finishing the season with a 27-8 record. The Jackrabbits won both Summit League regular season and tournament championships during the 2012-13 season en route to a 25-10 overall mark.
Krabbenhoft will begin his duties June 17.