JUCO DIRT: Triton College opens; Christensen becomes D1 assistant

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

Triton College (IL) is open, as long-time head coach Steve Christiansen has become an assistant at Northern Illinois University (MAC).

Christiansen, who had been at TC for the past 17 seasons, won over 400 games during his tenure. His 2018 squad captured the NJCAA D2 National Championship, and the 2016 team advanced to the National Championship game. The veteran coach won five Region IV Coach of the Year Awards, and and also took home the NJCAA Division II National Championship Coach of the Tournament, NABC Junior College Coach of the Year and Spalding NJCAA Coach of the Year awards in 2018.

Before being hired at Triton, Christiansen served as the Director of Basketball Operations at Northern Illinois.

An official announcement is expected shortly.

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