Michael Bahl Named Head Basketball Coach at MSU Denver

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Metropolitan State University of Denver Director of Athletics Dr. Anthony Grant named Michael Bahl as the next head coach of the men’s basketball program on Wednesday.

“Michael has an incredible passion for MSU Denver and is committed to continuing the long-standing tradition of championship caliber basketball that the Roadrunners have been known for,” said Grant.  “He is an alum who takes great pride in being a Roadrunner.  I am confident that he is the right person to lead the men’s basketball program.”

Bahl previously served as an assistant coach at MSU Denver for the past seven seasons.  He helped the Roadrunners to five NCAA tournament appearances, three NCAA regional championships, three RMAC regular season championships and two RMAC tournament championships over those seven seasons.  MSU Denver is just the second team in RMAC history and first since 1982 to win three consecutive RMAC regular season championships.

“I am very excited to be the head men’s basketball coach at MSU Denver,” said Bahl.  “This program means so much to me.  Denver is my home.  This is where I played.  This is where I want to be.  I will do everything I can to make the student-athletes the very best that they can be on and off the court.”

Bahl joined the Roadrunners in 2010-11 after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at the high school level. Bahl was an assistant coach in 2008-09 at Arapahoe High School and coached the 2009-10 season as the junior varsity head coach at Golden High School.

Bahl also had an outstanding four-year career as a student-athlete at MSU Denver.  He helped the Roadrunners post a 110-21 record and capture three regular season RMAC championships and three RMAC Shootout championships.  He was also a two-year team captain and led the team to the NCAA tournament all four years.  The sharpshooter lettered for the Roadrunners for four seasons from 2003-07, starting 64 games in his career. As a senior, he led the nation in three-point shooting, connecting on 52.0 percent (105-for-202) from the outside.  As a result, he averaged 14.9 points and was named first team all-RMAC.  Bahl was also an excellent student, earning academic all-RMAC honors three times in his career and being named the Roadrunners Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.

A native of Thornton, Colo., Bahl graduated from MSU Denver in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in social science.

Bahl will begin his duties as head coach immediately.


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