Dan Engelstad leaving Mount St. Mary’s for Syracuse assistant job

Dan Engelstad has resigned his position as head coach at Mount St. Mary’s, the school announced on Wednesday. Engelstad will reportedly join Adrian Autry‘s staff at Syracuse as an assistant coach.

“Thank you Mount St. Mary’s for an amazing six years,” Engelstad said in a statement. “It was an honor to be your head coach, to lead the team to the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and transition the move to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. I am grateful for the support from President Trainor, Athletic Directors Brad Davis and Lynne Robinson, our staff, players, and our tremendous fans. The Mount is a special place and my family and I will always treasure our time here.”

Engelstad, 39, went 72-109 during his six-year tenure, which included the aforementioned NCAA Tournament trip in 2021 by way of a NEC Tournament crown. He led the program through its transition from the NEC to the MAAC in 2022, but won just 13 games in each of the last two seasons.

“I want to thank Dan for his leadership as our basketball coach for the last six years,” said AD Brad Davis. “In my short time at the Mount, I have valued his friendship, and I wish him, Camille, and their three daughters, Laney, Elise and Keira all the best going forward.”

The Syracuse hiring has yet to be officially announced, but multiple media reports indicate that is what is next for the Maryland-native. He will fill the vacancy left by Gerry McNamara, who recently became the head coach at Siena. Prior to his time at The Mount, he spent five years as head coach at D-III Southern Vermont and went 104-34 overall.


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