|Matt Nadelhoffer was one year removed from his best season as Millikin men's basketball head coach.
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Millikin men's basketball coach Matt Nadelhoffer has resigned his position effective immediately, according to a university news release. The Big Blue were 3-22 this season, 1-15 in the CCIW.
Athletic director Craig White says a search for Nadelhoffer's replacement will begin immediately. Assistant coaches Kramer Soderberg, Dorian Hobbs, Jr. and Blake Woodard remain on the Big Blue staff and will direct the program until a replacement is named.
In his six seasons at Millikin, Nadelhoffer was instrumental in changing the culture of the men's basketball program and improving the performance of the team on the floor, in the classroom, and in the community. He inherited a team that had gone 1-24, 0-14 in the CCIW in 2010-11. Nadelhoffer's career record at Millikin was 37-113.
The Big Blue's best seasons under Nadelhoffer came in 2014-15 and 2015-16, when his first full recruiting class were juniors and seniors. Those teams went 8-17 and 9-16 overall, with identical 3-11 conference marks.
"I want to thank Coach Nadelhoffer for his contributions to Millikin over the last six years," said White. "Matt is a man of strong character and I appreciate his work ethic and the values and life lessons he has instilled in his players during his time leading the Big Blue basketball program."