GARY | After four months of searching for the right candidate to lead the men's basketball program at Indiana University Northwest, the RedHawks have found their man right on campus.
It's athletic director Kristofer Schnatz.
"I have enjoyed every minute on campus," Schnatz said in a news release. "The administration, coaching staff and faculty have all welcomed a new voice in our program and have taken an active role in creating an outstanding environment for our student-athletes."
He replaces Jason Hawkins, whose contract wasn't renewed after the RedHawks finished 9-21 for their fourth straight losing season.
Schnatz has more than 14 years of coaching experience, including nine years at Purdue North Central, where he served both as assistant and head basketball coach.
He has been the IUN athletic director since 2012.
In related news Wednesday, associate head coach Javier Heridia has been retained and was also named recruiting coordinator.
"Coach Heridia has done a great job recruiting a solid team and we look forward to signing several letters of intent over the next few weeks," Schnatz said.