April 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Northern Kentucky Norse head coach John Brannen is the Cincinnati Bearcats’ choice to replace Mick Cronin and fill UC’s head coaching vacancy. UC confirmed the hire a little after 3 p.m. Sunday. Director of Athletics Mike Bohn informed the UC players. About 20 minutes later, NKU announced it was beginning a national search for Brannen’s replacement. The 45-year-old Brannen has been NKU’s head coach since 2015. In just four seasons, Brannen helped the Norse from a 9-21 record in his first year to 26-9 this past season, in addition to two NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT appearance. The Norse were two-time Horizon League Tournament champs (2017, 2019) and two-time Horizon League regular-season champs (2018, 2019) under Brannen – in a remarkably brief period of time since they transitioned from Div. II to Div. I. -Dave Clark, Cincinnati Enquirer, Read More

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