No more interim: SLU names Crews head coach

No more interim: SLU names Crews head coach

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Jim Crews laughs with reporters after it was announced he has been named the new head coach of the Saint Louis University Billikens mens basketball team in St. Louis on April 12, 2013. Crews led the 2012-13 team as interim head coach at the beginning of the season after it was announced that head coach Rick Majerus would not coach. Majerus died on December 1, 2012. After winning a school record 28 games this season, Crews was named A-10 coach of the year and Sporting News and the National Asociation of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year as well. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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Associated Press

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 12 at 3:26 PM

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis is removing the interim tag from Jim Crews’ job description after a record-setting season, naming him head coach.

Crews led the Billikens to a 28-7 record, the most victories in school history, as interim coach in place of Rick Majerus, who died in December. Saint Louis was the Atlantic 10 regular season and conference tournament champion and was a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Regional before losing to Oregon in the third round.

The school had a Friday afternoon news conference to introduce Crews.

Crews was runner-up for AP’s coach of the year and was named national coach of the year by The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He joined Majerus’ staff as an assistant in 2011-12, helping the school end a 12-year NCAA tournament drought.

 

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