ESU hires Craig Doty as the next men's basketball coach

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Emporia State has found a new head men's basketball coach. The Hornets hired Craig Doty on Wednesday.

Doty was most recently at Graceland University, where he led them to the NAIA Division I National Championship.

"It's a great honor to be named the head men's basketball coach at Emporia State University," said Doty in a release. "I want to personally thank athletic director Kent Weiser and his athletic administrators Kristy Bayer and Don Weast. Along with my wife Alexys and son Braylon, we are excited to make the move to Emporia. We look forward to bringing the storied ESU program back to the national spotlight."

Doty went 49-22 in two seasons at Graceland. Before then he was the head coach at Rock Valley College for four years. Doty won two national championships and appeared in three straight NJCAA Division II title games with the Golden Eagles.

Head Coaching Career
At Graceland Overall HAAC

2017-18 29-10 14-5
Heart of America Tournament Champion
NAIA D-I National Champion

2016-17 20-12 16-10
Heart of America Tournament Runner-up

Total at GU 49-22 30-15

At Rock Valley College Overall N4C

2015-16 33-3 11-3
NJCAA D-III National Champion

2014-15 31-4 13-1
NJCAA D-III National Runner-Up

2013-14 30-5 10-5
NJCAA D-III National Champion

2012-13 19-16 7-7
NJCAA D-III National Elite Eight

Total at RVC 113-28 41-16

Overall 162-50 71-31