Missouri Western State University Director of Athletics Josh Looney announced Thursday that the University has accepted the resignation of men’s basketball head coach Brett Weiberg. Weiberg spent five seasons (2013-18) as head coach at MWSU and compiled a 47-93 overall record, including a 29-69 mark in MIAA play.
“Brett has led our men’s basketball program with high character, integrity and passion. We appreciate his dedication to our student-athletes and always representing our program and university in a first-class manner. We wish Brett and his family nothing but the best moving forward,” Looney said.
MWSU was 6-21 this season and 4-15 in the MIAA.
Weiberg led the Griffons into the postseason four times including a first round win at Washburn in the 2016 MIAA Championships. Five Griffons were named All-MIAA during Weiberg’s tenure and his student-athletes were consistently named to Missouri Western and MIAA academic honor rolls.
“I have been blessed to be the coach of Griffon Basketball and want to thank my family, my players and staff for the countless hours of hard work and dedication,” Weiberg said. “While I take great pride in the fact that we made significant improvements in almost every aspect of the program, the simple fact is we did not win enough games.”
“The athletic staff and coaches at Missouri Western are outstanding and a special thanks to each and every one of them. The MWSU employees are second to none and the people of the city of Saint Joseph are simply the best.”
An extensive national search to find a new head coach will begin immediately. Aaron Coombs will serve as the team’s interim head coach until a new head coach is named.