Mark Franzen, Luther College head men's basketball coach, has announced the hiring of John Androus as an assistant coach.
No stranger to men's basketball fans, Androus '14 returns to Luther after serving as the top men's basketball assistant at Cornell College, Iowa last year. Prior to Cornell, he was he was an assistant coach at Mount Mercy University, Iowa from 2015-17.
"We are really excited to welcome John back to campus," commented Franzen. "Since his playing career at Luther, he has gained valuable coaching experience at the high school and college levels. Our guys will really enjoy working with John on the floor next season."
Named the Iowa Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, he was a three-time all-conference performer for the Norse during his career. He helped lead Luther to Iowa Conference championships in 2011 and 2013 as well as an NCAA III National Tournament appearance in 2011. He scored over 1,000 points (1198) during his career and ranks ninth all-time for career rebounds (687) and seventh for career assists (224).
"I am excited to be back as a part of the Luther College men's basketball program," said Androus. "It's great to be back. It's a surreal feeling. This is a terrific opportunity to return to my alma mater and serve as assistant coach. I look forward to continuing to build the tradition of the Norse program."