WAYNE, Neb. — Brian Dolan has been selected as the new men’s basketball coach at Wayne State College.
Dolan comes to Wayne State after spending the last seven seasons at Upper Iowa. He helped transition a program that went from NCAA Division III to NCAA Division II and the Northern Sun Conference. He went 3-25 in his first season with the Peacocks and helped build the program to a 20-12 record this past season and a berth in the NCAA Division II national tournament, a first for the school.
Dolan also served as an assistant coach at Texas-Pan American, College of Southern Idaho, Southern Utah and Southwest Missouri State while also serving as an administrative assistant at Oral Roberts (1998-99) under Bill Self. Dolan is a 1998 graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
“My family and I are very excited about becoming members of the Wayne community,” Dolan said. “We want to thank President Frye and Mr. Powicki for giving us this opportunity. It’s an honor to lead a basketball program with so much tradition, and I am looking forward to becoming a part of that tradition.’’
Dolan replaces Paul Combs, who resigned June 15 to become head coach at Carroll University in Wisconsin. Combs was 54-58 in his four seasons at Wayne State, including a 17-12 record in the 2012-13 season.