BISMARCK, N.D. - U-Mary's Joe Kittell is losing his lead assistant coach and Dickinson State is gaining its new head men's basketball coach. Josh Vaughan accepted the job this afternoon.
This is his first opportunity to be a college head coach and it happened quickly.
Vaughan said: "Well I got a couple calls from Pete, the A.D. over at Dickinson State and he gauged my interest and I obviously didn't have any idea. The I just looked into the job and talked to a lot of people about the situation at Dickinson and they were all really excited about the way everything was moving forward at Dickinson State. The past couple of years there hasn't been a lot of excitement but last year they won the conference, tied for the conference and right now it's a good time to be there so I'm really exited."
Vaughan is replacing Justin Wetzel who left Dickinson State after 3-years to become an assistant for the Milwaukee Bucks G-League team in Wisconsin.
Josh was at U-Mary for 3-years. He was the director of basketball operations at his college alma mater before joining Kittell in Bismarck.
Vaughan started his coaching career after playing 4 years for North Dakota State University.