Just one day after BYU’s first-round loss in the NIT to Stanford, it was announced that assistant Heath Schroyer has been hired as the head coach at McNeese State, leaving a vacancy in the BYU coaching staff.
Heath Schroyer named new Cowboys basketball coach https://t.co/tHlurjI2t8
— McNeese Athletics (@McNeeseSports) March 15, 2018
ESPN and FanRag sports both reported the hiring earlier in the morning, following some rumors Schroyer was a finalist for the position.
McNeese State has hired BYU assistant Heath Schroyer, sources told ESPN. Schroyer has done a terrific job this season at BYU.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 15, 2018
Schroyer leaves BYU after just one season, helping the team to a 24-11 record and NIT appearance.
His defensive mindset gave BYU a new identity this season, and his outspoken coaching syle could be heard throughout the Marriott Center during close games.
Schroyer was an assistant at BYU under Steve Cleveland in the early 2000’s, and prior to returning last year, was an assistant at NC State and UNLV.
He has worked as head coach at three other Division I programs — Portland State, Wyoming and Tennessee-Martin.
No announcement has been made by BYU yet on his departure or a new assistant hiring.