Chris Jans hired as head coach at Mississippi State

Mississippi State announced Sunday the hiring of Chris Jans as the Bulldogs’ new head men’s basketball coach. Jans has been at New Mexico State the last five seasons, winning 122 games and four WAC titles while going to the NCAA Tournament three times.

“Throughout our thorough research, what stood out about Coach Jans was his culture of accountability, hard-working mentality, emphasis on player development, and vision for the future,” said MSU AD John Cohen. “Coach Jans is a proven leader and winner, who is considered by many to be one of the top coaches in the game. He is a tireless recruiter, brilliant Xs and Os tactician, and his overall resume speaks for itself.”

This is the third D-I head coaching stop for Jans, who also coached at Bowling Green and earlier in his career at four different junior colleges. He spent a number of years working under Gregg Marshall at Wichita State and also served as an assistant under Porter Moser for three seasons at Illinois State.


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