IUPUI Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Crenshaw has been relieved of his duties

IUPUI coach Matt Crenshaw has been relieved of his coaching duties effective immediately; Athletic Director Luke Bosso announced March 6.

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Crenshaw became head coach in April 2021. He was a player for the men’s basketball team from 2000-2004 and is still IUPUI’s all-leader in assists. He was the captain of the 2003 NCAA tournament team and is one of three players to have his jersey number retired.  He was assistant coach for the Jaguars in 2006 to 2011 before his promotion to associate head coach. He joined Ball State in 2018 as an assistant before making his return to Indianapolis. 

His record as head coach throughout his time at IUPUI was 14-79. This season the Jaguars ended with a 6-26 record and finished 2-18 in conference. IUPUI was known this season for being the only win in the 1-31 Detroit Mercy season, after a 15-point loss against them on Feb. 14. 

After a 5-27 season last year, the Jaguars added no new freshmen to the roster and had brought on four transfer students, as well as two new assistant coaches. 

IUPUI will immediately launch a national search for the next head coach and SP Athletics has been hired to help with the search. 

Kenzie Pittenger is a senior majoring in Sport Management with a certificate in Journalism. In her free time, Kenzie enjoys working for the Pacers and Fever while keeping up with Women’s College Basketball. Insta: @kenziepittenger27

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