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IU Indianapolis (f/k/a IUPUI) hires Paul Corsaro as new head coach

Indianapolis-native and D-II UIndy head coach Paul Corsaro has been announced as the new head coach at IU Indianapolis (formerly known as IUPUI). Corsaro won GLVC titles and earned NCAA Tournament bids in each of the last two seasons with the Greyhounds, and compiled an impressive 79-37 record over his four-year tenure.

“At every turn during our search, Paul Corsaro’s name came up. He’s been wildly successful as a head coach at UIndy, he’s a tireless recruiter and proven developer of talent. He graduates his student-athletes, he wins the right way and his student-athletes have been strong ambassadors for their program,” AD Luke Bosso said. “He has deep Indianapolis ties in the basketball community, in the corporate community and in the media, which is only going to help him be successful here. Today is a great day for our university, our athletic department and our men’s basketball program.”

Corsaro is the all-time leading scorer at Roncalli HS (IN) and played both basketball and football at UIndy, helping lead the team to two D-II NCAA Tournament bids in the former. He started his coaching career right after graduation, working as an assistant and later associate head coach under his mentor Stan Gouard.

He left briefly to serve as an assistant under Jon Coffman at D-I Purdue Fort Wayne (2018-20) before returning to his alma mater as head coach. Over the next four years, he built upon the legacy of Gouard and pushed the program to new heights – their 26 wins in 2022-23 tied for the most in program history.

“I’m honored to be the head men’s basketball coach at IU Indianapolis,” Corsaro said. “I want to thank President Whitten, Chancellor Ramchand and our Athletic Director, Luke Bosso, for their belief in me and my vision for this program. My wife, Brooke, and my son, Greg, are equally excited to be Jaguars and cannot wait to hit the ground running and get integrated with the entire IU Indianapolis community.”

The Jaguars have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2003 (their lone D-I appearance) and have struggled mightily over the last decade-plus, with their last winning season coming in Ron Hunter‘s final year at the helm, 2010-11. They parted ways with former head coach Matt Crenshaw, a former Jags player, earlier this month after he won just 14 total games in three seasons.