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Dernbach named UW-L interim MBB coach

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UW-La Crosse men's basketball has their new floor general.

Kent Dernbach has been hired to coach the Eagles this season on an interim basis.

Dernbach served as UW-Stevens Point's interim head coach last season leading the Pointers to an 8-5 record.

Before that he was Stevens Point's associate head coach since 2011.

His familiarity with the UW-L and the WIAC will certainly aid the Eagles with the coaching transition.

"If this was a random position in a league I wasn't familiar with, at a school I did not believe in, I wouldn't have been as excited and I probably wouldn't have pursued it.  Because it's in the WIAC, because it's at a premier institution like UW-L is, it made me excited to not only pursue it but pursue it really hard," Dernbach said.

Dernbach takes over for Ken Koelbl, who accepted a full time position in the Admissions Department at UW-La Crosse.

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