Hrabik added to Peru State Basketball Coaching Staff

Peru State head men’s basketball coach Bob Ludwig has announced that he will be adding Mark Hrabik from Syracuse, Neb., to his coaching staff.  Hrabik brings 38 years of coaching experience with 448 wins to the Bobcat program.

In an impressive 14-year run from 1997-2010, Hrabik’s Syracuse high school teams went 259-62 while experiencing seven conference titles, a 2005 state championship, four district championships, five district runner-ups, ten straight top 10 finishes, six state tournament appearances, four state semi-final appearances, and a 50-game home winning streak. 

“Coach Hrabik brings a ton of experience and knowledge to our staff,” said Ludwig.  “He has coached not only successful high school teams in competing for state championships, but has also developed several extremely talented young men who went on to be great small college players. I am thrilled to add him to our program and know that he will make an immediate impact next fall.”

The Bellevue University graduate played collegiately for former Bruin coach and eventual athletic director Jerry Mosser. 

While Hrabik will spend some time in the offseason with the team in a volunteer role, he will begin the majority of his coaching assistant duties in the new fiscal year. He will be working solely with the varsity team.    

“I am very excited to join the Bobcat Men’s Basketball Program,” said Coach Hrabik. “I want to thank Coach Ludwig for giving me this opportunity. My very first coaching position was as a student assistant while attending Peru State College many years ago and it is a great feeling to once again be a part of the Bobcat family!”

Hrabik joins full time assistant Reggie Kindle and returning graduate assistant Andy McMahon who will return on staff. 

“I am excited about the continuity of our returning staff, and this new addition of Coach Hrabik,” said Ludwig. “Our guys have had a fantastic spring in the weight room and in skill work. We are excited to get back to competing at a high level in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart).”

Hrabik graduated from Peru State in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree with history education. He completed his master’s in education in curriculum and instruction from the College in 2008.

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