UGA names Crean as new head coach

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
March 15, 2018

ATHENS, Ga. (WCTV) -- After parting ways with previous head coach Mark Fox this past weekend, the University of Georgia has named former Indiana head basketball coach Tom Crean to the same position.

Crean, who most recently coached at Indiana from 2008-2017, said “I am honored an humbled to join the University of Georgia family. I am sincerely grateful to President Morehead and Greg McGarity for an incredible opportunity."

Prior to his time with the Hoosiers, Crean also coached at Marquette. Between the two programs, he holds a 166-135 overall record, having won three regular season titles and making it to three Sweet 16's (all with Indiana) and a Final Four (in 2003 with Marquette).

“Tom Crean is one of the most successful coaches in college basketball over the past two decades,” Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “His teams have consistently been participants in postseason play, and his players have been extremely successful in the classroom. He’s going to be a great fit for the University of Georgia. I’m extremely excited to have him leading Georgia Basketball into the future and to welcome his family into the Bulldog Nation.”

ESPN's Adrian Wojanrowski has reported Crean's contract is for six years.