Shane Burcar, who served as interim head coach this past season after Jack Murphy’s resignation, has had the interim tag removed by Northern Arizona. After going 16-14 – the best record for the program since 2015 – the job is officially his moving forward.
“Despite very broad interest from outstanding coaches throughout the Western United States and beyond, at the end of the day, Shane Burcar exhibited the most impassioned and thoughtful vision for Lumberjack Basketball,” AD Mike Marlow said on Wednesday. “I could not be more excited to announce that Shane emerged as our top choice.”
Burcar arrived at NAU in 2018 as an assistant coach after a highly successful 12-year stint as head coach at Mesa HS (AZ). This is his first collegiate head coaching job, but he led Mesa to an Arizona state title in 2016 and went 237-103 overall at the helm.
“I know there were a lot of candidates and interest in this job, and he had vision for thinking outside the box to get the right person,” Burcar said in the statement. “I’ve always worked for people who want to be successful and want to win, and the university is in great position to be successful athletically.”
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