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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

June 7, 2006

Haden Takes Over Assistant Men's Basketball Coaching Duties

MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State director of athletics Dr. Bob Boerigter has announced the hiring of Jerome Haden as the assistant men's basketball coach. Haden completed his fifth season in 2005-06 at Wichita (Kan.) State University as administrative assistant. He replaces Darren Vorderbruegge, who accepted the head coaching position at Hawaii Pacific in late May.

"I am extremely fortunate and pleased with coming to Northwest Missouri State and working with coach Tappmeyer," said Haden. "Northwest is a winning program and I know Tappmeyer does things the right way in recruiting good kids and graduating his athletes. It is wonderful to be a part of this type of program and a team that competes on the national scene every year."

While at WSU, Haden assisted with team travel, the film exchange program, and the academic program. He also oversaw the basketball strength and conditioning program and was editor of the men¹s basketball newsletter. Haden earned a master's degree in sports administration at Wichita State in May, 2002.

The Shockers, members of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), finished last season with a 26-9 record and advanced to its fourth NCAA Division I Postseason Tournament winning two playoff games for the first time since 1981. WSU won the MVC Regular-Season Championship and posted the second most victories in history.

Prior to coming to WSU, Haden made a stop at NAIA-member Newman (Kan.) University from 1999-2001, where he helped coach the Jets to a 52-15 record over that time span. In 1999-2000, he assisted in Newman's run to the NAIA Final 16 when the team compiled a 29-6 record, which included a 12-0 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) regular-season record. The Jets also won the MCAC
Tournament and tied an NAIA record with 20 consecutive wins that season.

Haden got his coaching resume started with two assistant stints at Riley (Kan.) County High School in 1997-98 and Pomona (Kan.) High School the following season.

A 1998 graduate of Kansas State University, Haden earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Kansas State University following his 1993 graduation from Cheney (Kan.) High School. He is the son of Dennis and Pennie Haden of Cheney.

"We feel very good about the hiring of Jerome," said head coach Steve Tappmeyer. "He is a real good fit for our program and we feel that he is more than qualified to take over the important responsibilities of being an assistant coach."

Jerome, 31, will begin his official duties on August 1. Some of those duties include: on-the-floor coaching, recruiting, administration and coordinating camps.

Education
2002, M.Ed. in Sports Administration at Wichita State
1998, B.S. in Secondary Education at Kansas State

Coaching Experience
1997-98 - Assistant Coach, Riley (Kan.) County High School
1998-99 - Assistant Coach, Pomona (Kan.) High School
1999-01 - Assistant Coach, Newman (Kan.) University
2001-2006 - Administrative Assistant, Wichita (Kan.) State University
2006-present - Assistant Coach, Northwest Missouri State University

bio provided by Wichita State Sports Information

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