Howard Finally the Head Man at IUPUI

Todd Howard

Howard Finally the Head Man at IUPUI

For 17 years Todd Howard has been on the IUPUI sidelines. He was there when Coach Ron Hunter and the Jaguars were in the NAIA. He was there when they were making the transition to Division I. He was there when IUPUI joined the Mid-Con, which would later become the Summit League, in 2001. He was there in 2003 when the Jaguars made their only NCAA appearance and Coach Hunter went a little crazy following the team’s victory in the conference tournament. He was there when Coach Hunter was walking around the sidelines barefoot…for charity. And he has been there while IUPUI has emerged as a consistent top contender in the Summit League.

The only difference now is that Ron Hunter is not by his side. Coach Hunter headed out to Georgia State, leaving IUPUI in the more than capable hands of Coach Howard. Few assistant coaches have been as well prepared to take over a program as Coach Howard has been at IUPUI. Now is his chance to shine on his own. Much of the successful recruiting that has been at IUPUI has gone through Howard.

Prior to his coaching days, Howard played college ball in his hometown for the Cardinals of Louisville under Denny Crum. Howard even spent a year after his playing career as a student assistant under Coach Crum. Howard specializes in backcourt players, as has been relatively evident during the last 17 years. And that skill will be necessary for the Jaguars to compete for a Summit League title as there are plenty of young perimeter players that Coach Howard can work his magic on heading into his first season as a head coach.


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