Been following this one for a while – finally some clarity…
Back on 11/16, I reported that Danny Neville was out as the head coach at NAIA University of Jamestown (NAIA DIRT). The very next day, I learned that assistant coach / interim head coach Taylor Jones was out after 24-hours on the job. In that report, I mentioned that UJ Vice President of Enrollment Management Greg Ulland was going to be next up. That move has now been made official. Here’s Ulland’s official bio from the UJ athletics website:
The University of Jamestown has named Greg Ulland the interim head coach for its men’s basketball program for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. Ulland currently serves as the university’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, a role he has held at the university since the summer of 2018.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Coach Ulland’s level of experience and expertise on campus to lead our men’s basketball program at this time,” said UJ President Dr. Polly Peterson. “We know how much Coach Ulland cares about providing UJ student-athletes with a high-quality experience on and off the court and developing wholeness in all of our students.”
Ulland served as the head coach of the UJ women’s basketball program for eight seasons from 2010 until 2018. During his time as the Jimmie women’s coach, Ulland amassed a career record of 215-46 (82.4% winning percentage) and won five regular-season conference titles and four conference tournament titles. He led the Jimmie women to the NAIA national tournament in seven of his eight years at the helm, reaching the quarterfinals in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
“I’m excited to have Greg Ulland back on the bench for the 2023-24 season. Having a coach of Greg’s caliber being able to step up midseason is an incredible option for us. I have no doubt that he will provide our student-athletes with a great experience,” added Austin Hieb, UJ Director of Athletics. “The search for our head coach for the 2024-25 season starts now, and I am confident that we will find a coach who can build upon the excellent tradition that Jimmie men’s basketball has.”