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IPFW makes Coffman hiring official

IPFW has officially named Jon Coffman as its new men’s basketball coach.

Coffman, the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the last three seasons under former head coach Tony Jasick, signed a five-year deal whose terms were undisclosed. This is his first head coaching position after 16 years as an assistant at five different schools.

“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," Coffman said. "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.”

The Mastodons won a record 25 games this season and earned a first-time postseason berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Prior to coming to IPFW, Coffman worked with coaches that combined for over 1,200 wins, including two Hall of Fame college coaches (John Kresse at the College of Charleston and Bob Johnson at Emory & Henry), and three that hold their schools’ all-time win mark (Emmett Davis of Colgate, Kresse, and Johnson).

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