South Dakota State University have hired Joe Krabbenhoft as their new assistant coach.

The head coach, Scott Nagy, announced the appointment on Thursday as the University look to improve their overall squad.

Nagy believes that the appointment of Krabbenhoft is a good move for him and the University.

"We are constantly looking for good fits for our program and Joe is a great fit,” Nagy said to reporters. 

“I think it’s a good move for him and I know it’s a good move for us. Our recruiting base is in the Upper Midwest and he is very well known in that area.

"If you’ve ever seen Joe play, you know he is hard working and we know he’s eager to get started.”

Krabbenhoft served as a video co-ordinator for the University of Wisconsin last season while in 2009 he was a volunteer assistant coach at Augustana College.

Krabbenhoft played at Wisconsin University from 2005-2009 and re-wrote the school record books by making 136 career games. During this time the team won 100 games and made four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Wisconsin won both the Big Ten season and Big Ten tournament in 2008 with Krabbenhoft being named in the all-Big Ten Defensive Team in the same year. He was also named in the all-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2006.

After his University playing days, Krabbenhoft embarked on a professional career that included stints with the NBA Development League's Sioux Falls Skyforce and he also played with teams in South Korea, Spain and Greece.

Krabbenhoft will join a University that has reached the NCAA Tournament twice in the past two seasons. South Dakota won the Summit League and the Summit tournament championships last season, winning 25 games and losing 10 games altogether.

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