Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brad Huse Resigns as Montana State Head Coach

In a surprising turn of events, Montana State head coach Brad Huse has resigned. He signed a two year contract extension after last season, but the Bobcats missed the conference tournament after a 9-11 Big Sky mark.

From the Montana Standard:

Brad Huse has resigned his position as head coach of the men’s basketball team at Montana State University, the school announced today.

Huse made the move after meeting with athletic director Peter Fields earlier in the day.

“Brad offered his resignation during a meeting this morning and I have accepted it,” Fields said in a statement. “I want to thank him for his effort, dedication and integrity. I wish Brad and his family nothing but the best.”

Huse recently completed his eighth year as the Bobcats’ head basketball coach, amassing a 107-133 overall record. The Bobcats finished with 14-17 record this season.

Fields said that a search for Huse’s replacement will begin immediately. He hopes that the process will not take long but said that, “hiring the right person is the most important factor.”
No matter your thoughts on Huse as a coach (and Montana State fans have plenty of things to say), from all accounts Huse is a stand-up guy, and we wish him well.

I thought there would be a good chance we would have no coaching openings in the Big Sky (unless Wayne Tinkle or Randy Rahe leave for greener pastures), but suddenly, the Montana State job is open.

If I had to speculate, it was more of a firing than a straight-up resignation, but I have no inside information there - just guessing. Not many young coaches resign one year into a two year deal.

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1 comment:

  1. No surprise here. MSU had to make a decision after last year whether to fire Huse or give him an extension. Having a lame duck coach on the last year of his contract kills his ability to recruit. They weren't ready to fire him, so they extended his contract for a year. This year, they were ready to fire him, so they let him walk with a year's worth of severance.