After a national search, Juniata College assistant coach Nick Hager has been selected as the new head men’s basketball and men’s tennis coach at Bethany.
”We are thrilled to welcome Nick to Bethany as our next men’s basketball and men’s tennis head coach,” said Bethany AD Brian Rose. “Nick’s experience at a strong program like Juniata and the direction he wants to take the program is what made him stand out from the over 100 applications we received. We believe Nick’s plan will not only ensure our continued success on the court, where we’ve reached the postseason 11 consecutive seasons, but will also help develop our players into strong students in the classroom and leaders in the Bethany and surrounding communities.”
Hager comes to Bethany for his first head coaching position after serving as an assistant coach with the Golden Eagles for the last five seasons. During that time, Juniata posted an overall record of 82-55 while earning back-to-back Eastern College Athletic Conference South Regional Championships in 2012-13 and 2013-14. In the 2014 ECAC semifinals, Juniata came to Bethany, who was the top seed in the tournament, and knocked off the Bison before defeating Hood (Md.) College in the championship game.