FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Thursday afternoon, IPFW director of athletics Kelley Hartley Hutton officially named IPFW assistant coach Jon Coffman as the Mastodons' head men's basketball coach – the 12th head coach in the history of the program.
“I am extremely thankful to Chancellor Carwein, Kelley Hartley Hutton, and the IPFW community for giving me the opportunity to guide the IPFW basketball program,” said Coffman. “This is an outstanding university and community, and I look forward to continuing to build relationships and grow our fan base. I cannot describe how humbled and honored I am to have the opportunity to lead a program of this caliber, and I am eager to work with such passionate people who have a great vision for IPFW. Also, I am very lucky to work for a tremendous coach and tireless administrator in Kelley Hartley Hutton and look forward to working with her to continue to build the IPFW basketball tradition.”
Coffman has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Mastodons. He replaces Tony Jasick, who resigned after three seasons as head coach to take the head coach position at Jacksonville University.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that Tony gave me, and I would not be where I am today without him being both an incredible mentor and friend,” said Coffman. “I am unbelievably proud of what we accomplished as a program over the past three years and am excited to see his future success at Jacksonville University.”