Creighton alum and assistant coach Alan Huss has been announced as the new head coach at High Point. Huss has been on Greg McDermott‘s staff at his alma mater since 2017 and previously spent eight seasons as a high school head coach in Indiana and Illinois.
“Alan Huss is an elite basketball coach with the reputation and experience of a national recruiter and an exceptional teacher of the game,” AD Dan Hauser said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him lead our HPU Men’s Basketball program to championship success. We welcome Alan and his wife Katie, daughters Nicky and Mary, to the High Point University family.”
The Bluejays are coming off one of their best NCAA Tournament showings ever, nearly reaching the Final Four this past weekend. During the six seasons that Huss was on staff, the team went to the Big Dance four times and won one Big East title (2020). Before Creighton, Huss spent three seasons as an assistant at New Mexico.
“I would like to thank President Qubein, for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at High Point University,” Huss said. “I am humbled and excited to work towards elevating the men’s basketball program to a championship level in line with the overall excellence at High Point University.”
Huss was previously the head coach at La Lumiere School (IN) from 2010-14, Culver Military Academy (IN) from 2007-10 and Decatur Christian HS (IL) from 2006-07. He was a standout at North Kansas City HS (MO) and then played for Dana Altman and the Bluejays for four seasons, appearing in three NCAA Tournaments.
High Point parted ways with head coach G.G. Smith, the son of previous head coach Tubby Smith, earlier this month after just one and a half seasons at the helm. HPU has never played in the NCAA Tournament and their last postseason appearance came in the 2016 NIT, which was also the last time they won a share of the Big South title.
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