Former DePauw Assistant Appointed Head Men's Basketball Coach at Defiance

Former DePauw Assistant Appointed Head Men's Basketball Coach at Defiance

May 6, 2008

Kyle Brumett.jpgMay 6, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Kyle Brumett, a former assistant men's basketball coach at DePauw University, is the new head basketball coach at Ohio's Defiance College. Brumett spent the past two seasons leading the hoops program at Lakeland College in Wisconsin, which won this year's Northern Athletics Conference tournament title.

"Before coming to Lakeland, Brumett, an Indiana native, spent seven years as the top assistant at DePauw University," reports the Sheboygan Press. "DePauw was 121-62 and won three Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships during Brumett's tenure on staff, including an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2001-02."

"Before his time with DePauw University as an assistant from 1999-2006, Brumett was an assistant for current University of Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl at the University of Southern Indiana during the 1998-99 campaign," adds the Defiance Crescent News. The Screaming Eagles were ranked No. 1 that season in Division II and finished the year with a 26-6 record.

"Defiance presents to me both professional and personal opportunities that, together, I couldn't turn down. We will be closer to my parents (who live in Ohio), which means my son will be closer to his grandparents," Brumett tells the newspaper. "This combination of factors was the only thing that could have pulled me away from Lakeland right now."