Minot State University men’s basketball has hired Bob Ludwig as an assistant coach, Beavers head coach Matt Murken announced.
Ludwig spent the past nine seasons at the NAIA level, including last year as the top assistant for Peru State College under head coach Eric Behrens. In 2015-16, he helped the Bobcats to the co-regular season Heart of America Athletic Conference championship, qualifying for the NAIA Division I National Tournament for the first time in nine years.
“I am extremely excited to add Bob to our coaching staff,” said Murken. “(Current MSU assistant coach) Jack Nelson has done a tremendous job as our top assistant and recruiting coordinator in helping our team move from four wins the year before we arrived to 15 wins this past season. Adding Bob will help our program to continue to progress. He is an experienced recruiter who is accustomed to winning. He has coached in the national tournament in seven of his eight seasons.”
Prior to Peru State, Ludwig was lead assistant and recruiting coordinator at Midland University under head coach Todd Eisner. In four years, the program qualified for three NAIA Division II National Tournaments, including a school record 30-6 campaign in which the team made an appearance in the 2013-14 NAIA Division II National Championship game. The Warriors also won the 2014-15 GPAC Tournament Championship.
Ludwig started his coaching career at his hometown school, Bellevue University, under head coach Shane Paben. In three years at Bellevue, the program won two Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season titles and two conference tournament championships.
Ludwig obtained his bachelors in English in 2006 from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and his Masters of Science in Management from Bellevue University in the summer of 2012.
He and his wife Catherine reside in Minot.