The men’s basketball coaching search is over as ISU will introduce Josh Schertz as their new head coach tomorrow in the Hulman Center. Schertz comes to ISU after a tremendous 13-year tenure as the head coach at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, where he had a career record of 336-68 (.831).
Schertz led the Railsplitters to 10 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, won 13 total conference champions. Lincoln Memorial was the second-winningest basketball program in Division II during the 2010s, going 272-50 for a .845 winning percentage. The Railsplitters were dominant at protecting their home court during the Schertz era, going 188-16 (.921) in Harrogate.
"We are pleased that Coach Josh Schertz will be leading a new era for Indiana State men's basketball,” said ISU president Dr. Deborah Curtis. “It will be exciting to welcome fans back into Hulman Center to cheer on our Sycamores under his leadership. It's a special day for Indiana State University."
Prior to his time at Lincoln Memorial, Schertz spent four seasons at High Point University as the associate head coach. While there, High Point went 87-66 and set program records for wins, conference wins, road wins, and highest RPI ranking in a season.
“I am grateful that Josh and (wife) Natalia embraced the opportunity to bring the championship culture they established at Lincoln Memorial to ISU,” said AD Sherard Clinkscales. “Josh is blessed with a strong business and basketball acumen that will raise the profile of our program while bringing in a style of play that has a proven record of success.”
An introductory press conference will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hulman Center. It will be live streamed on the Indiana State Athletics social media channels.