Denver announced on Monday the hiring of Jeff Wulbrun as the Pioneers’ next head men’s basketball coach. Wulbrun has been at Stanford for five seasons, serving as associate head coach for the last three.
“Jeff is a proven program builder with a depth of coaching experience,” AD Karlton Creech said in the release. “His success at every stop along the way stands for itself, but what drew us to Jeff was his development of people. Relationships are the foundation of his recruiting and coaching, and I’m confident he is the right person to lead this program. Jeff has a clear vision of what a successful program under his leadership looks like, a vision built on the foundation of his success at five different Division I programs.”
Wulbrun brings several decades of coaching experience coming to the Denver program, his first head coaching opportunity at the collegiate level. He has worked under Jerod Haase at both Stanford and UAB, while also spending time as an assistant at Virginia Tech, Illinois State and California. More recently, he was an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2019 Maccabi Games in Hungary.
“I am truly excited to join the Denver family and collaborate with the great team Karlton has assembled to raise the program to new heights and one the faculty, students, university community and the city of Denver will take great pride in,” Wulbrun said. “I believe the opportunity to promote such a prestigious academic institution with a great athletic history in one of America’s great cities is a special opportunity.”
He also served as the head coach at Central Catholic HS in Bloomington, IL while also worked in the private sector as the COO of a real estate development company. During his tenure, Wulbrun built Central Catholic into a one of the top programs in the state of Illinois.
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