You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Mastodon tracks

  • IPFW golfers finish first day at Dayton Fall Invitational
    The IPFW women's golf team sits in a tie for eighth place after the first day of the Dayton Fall Invitational at the NCR Country Club South. The men, also at Dayton, are in a three-way tie for 11th place.
  • IFPW soccer teams fall in conference games
    The IPFW women's soccer team fell in its final home match against Summit League foe North Dakota State, 1-0, today while the men's team fell 2-0 in Denver in a conference match-up Saturday night.
  • IPFW Cross Country Competes at Pre-Nationals
    IPFW sophomore Brittany Beard finished 14th in the “White” division of the NCAA Cross Country Pre-Nationals Invitiational in Terre Haute on Saturday as Garrett Gleckler finished first for the Mastodons in 179th in a time of 28:22.4 in
Advertisement

Jasick leaves IPFW

IPFW men’s basketball coach Tony Jasick is no longer IPFW’s men’s basketball coach.

Jasick confirmed via text late Tuesday evening that he had accepted an offer to succeed Cliff Warren as Jacksonville University’s head basketball coach.

“This announcement comes with mixed emotions,” Jasick wrote. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity in front of me and my family, but also realize that we are leaving a great place and great friends. Fort Wayne has become our home and will always be a special place to us.

“I want to thank everyone for their support and friendship over the last nine years.”

IPFW athletic director Kelley Hartley Hutton said Tuesday night that the school would release a statement today regarding its plans for the program’s future. The school awarded Jasick a two-year extension last October but made no counteroffer although Hartley Hutton said Jasick and IPFW officials had been in communication through “this whole process.”

“Tony was very upfront with us, very honest. I wish him all the best,” Hartley Hutton said.

Jasick just finished his third season as IPFW’s head coach, in which the Mastodons won a Division I school-record 25 games, reached the Summit League tournament championship game for the first time and landed their first postseason berth in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. Now he’ll return to a part of the country where he has spent much of his coaching career.

A Muskegon, Mich., native, he left to play at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, then moved on to graduate assistant and assistant coaching jobs at North Alabama, Newberry (S.C.) and Middle Tennessee State.

At IPFW, Jasick’s top assistant was Jon Coffman, who spent eight seasons as an assistant at Stetson in Florida, and his 2013-14 team was anchored around Florida recruits Pierre Bland, Steve Forbes and Luis Jacobo.

At Jacksonville, he’ll take over a program that hasn’t made the NCAA tournament in 28 years, and he’ll be moving from the 18th-ranked conference in the country (the Summit League) to the 24th-ranked conference (the Atlantic Sun). The Dolphins’ average attendance this season was just 1,125, but they played nine of their 15 home games in Veterans Memorial Arena, a 15,000-seat facility that opened in 2003.

Advertisement