Mount Marty University’s search for a new men’s basketball head coach has concluded, Collin Authier takes the helm of a program that has seen growth the last two seasons under former coach Todd Lorenson. Authier’s last coaching position was as an assistant at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where the team achieved a 151-57 record, and a NCAA Division II National Championship in 2016. Authier says the decision to move to Yankton wasn’t a difficult one for him or his spouse, due to the family-oriented community that Yankton embodies.
Authier reiterates his belief that communication and commitment are cornerstones to a team’s success both on and off the court. He is eager to begin his coaching role of a team that has had three head coaches in five years. Recruiting is always a hot topic during a coaching regime change, but Authier believes there is something even more important to the continuity of the Lancers success, retainment.
The Lancers concluded their 2020-2021 season 11-17 overall but finished runner up in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament. The announcement was made official at the Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Fieldhouse on campus.