Report: Penn State hiring Purdue assistant to be next head coach
Penn State has reportedly found its next head basketball coach.
Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported on Monday morning that Penn State is expected to name Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry its next head coach. The news comes after the Boilermakers earned a spot into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed and the Nittany Lions saw their season end in the B1G Tournament.
BREAKING: Penn State is expected to hire Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry as its head coach, sources told @stadium. Shrewsberry was previously an assistant for Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics and at Butler.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 15, 2021
The school had been looking for a new head coach as Pat Chambers resigned just a month before the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season. Jim Ferry served in an interim role this year but will not be returning as head coach.
Penn State finished 11-14.
Shrewsberry has experience working in the B1G and in the NBA. He was an assistant at Purdue from 2011-13 before taking a job on Brad Stevens’ staff with the Boston Celtics. He spent six seasons in the professional ranks before returning to West Lafayette in 2019.
Shrewsberry has also had a stop at Butler, where he was an assistant from 2008-11.