Baker University head basketball coach resigns to take position on Tulsa staff
Baker University basketball coach Brett Ballard has resigned to accept a position as assist coach at Tulsa University.
Ballard will join the staff of new Tulsa head coach Danny Manning, with whom he worked while on the Kansas University basketball coaching staff.
Baker President Pat Long said she was disappointed to loss the coach who guided the Wildcats this year to its first NAIA Championship appearance in Kansas City, Mo.’s Municipal Auditorium since 2000 but was thrilled he was getting an opportunity to advance his career.
“While we are disappointed in losing a first-class person and coach, we wish Brett and his family continued success,” she said. “We are proud to be the university who first recognized his head coaching potential, as he is clearly a rising star in the basketball community. Brett is leaving our program in a better place, and for that we are grateful.
“Athletic Director Theresa Yetmar will begin the search for a new coach immediately, and I am confident in her leadership to find us another outstanding coach. Rest assured, Baker basketball is on the upswing. We all look forward to many more trips to Municipal Auditorium for the NAIA Championships in the near future.”
Ballard was hired as the Baker coach in March 2010.