(BETHANY, OKLA.)---Southern Nazarene University Director of Athletics, Bobby Martin, announced on Tuesday that current West Point Assistant Coach, Adam Bohac, will become the school’s seventh, and second youngest, Head Coach. The youngest coach in SNU history was Dr. Larry Mills, who took the head post at the age of 24 back in 1969. Bohac, 26, replaces Mike Broughton, who resigned in May to take the Director of Athletics position at Jennings County High School in North Vernon, Indiana.
“I am grateful to Dr. Gresham and Coach Bobby Martin for an opportunity to return to SNU and serve as the Men's Basketball Coach,” said Bohac. “I believe strongly in the University's mission and am looking forward to joining the tremendous faculty and staff at SNU. The people of SNU make it a great place to work and go to school.........I can't wait to get started!"
Bohac (pronounced Bo hah ch) comes to SNU from the United States Military Academy, where he served as assistant for Jim Crews for the past season. At West Point, Bohac focused on recruiting. Army was a Patriot League Semifinalist last season and posted the program’s most Patriot League wins in school history last year. Bohac’s recruiting class was ranked 77th in the nation this season by Hoop Scoop.
Bohac came to Southern Nazarene in 2004, where he served as an assistant for Mike Broughton for three seasons. At SNU, Bohac was Broughton’s main recruiter and helped guide SNU to the 2007 SAC Tournament Championship and the Sweet 16 of the NAIA National Tournament. In 2007, SNU finished 6th in the nation in the final NAIA National Poll. Bohac was SNU’s recruiting coordinator, scouting coordinator, video coordinator, and he coached SNU’s perimeter players.
“I coached Adam at Nebraska and he was my assistant at SNU for three years,” said former SNU Head Coach, Mike Broughton. “He is very disciplined, a hard worker and will be a very good coach. He will do a good job of carrying on our tradition.”
Bohac also coached the Athletes First AAU Team, guiding that team to a 25-2 record from 2005-07, including four tournament championships. With Athletes First, Bohac coached OU’s Blake Griffin and Oklahoma State’s Obi Muonelo.
Bohac is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he played for former Cornhusker’s coach, Barry Collier. Bohac was a First Team Academic All Big Twelve selection in 2004 and a four year letterman. Bohac was Nebraska’s Most Outstanding Attitude Award winner in 2003 and 2004 and was a Big Twelve Commissioners Honor Roll recipient five times.
Bohac went to Nebraska from Kimball High School in Kimball, Nebraska, where he was a standout player during his career. At Kimball, Bohac was an All-State selection in 2000 and was the leading scorer in the state of Nebraska in 2000, averaging 25.6 points per game. Bohac was also an All-State football selection in 2000.
“We are very excited to have Adam as our new men’s coach,” said SNU Director of Athletics, Bobby Martin. “Adam has a tremendous work ethic and is extremely knowledgeable about the sport of basketball. He did an outstanding job for Mike while he was here as an assistant and brings Division I experience to our program. We believe he will do a great job with our program.”
SNU went 23-9 under Mike Broughton in 2007-08 and finished ranked 9th in the final NAIA national poll. SNU has an all-time record of 793-539 since the inception of the program in 1964-65. Southern Nazarene claimed the 1980-81 NAIA National Championship under current school President, Dr. Loren Gresham. SNU then went 29-9 and finished as the NAIA National Runners-Up under current Athletic Director, Bobby Martin, in the 1997-98 season.
"It is a privilege to be a part of such a tradition rich program,” added Bohac. “I look forward to helping build on the great foundation that has been established here and to re-connecting with many of our supporters and am anxious to meet the entire SNU extended family."
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Posted on Fri, June 20, 2008
by Scott Secor, Director of Sports Information