The University of Missouri-St. Louis has named Steve Tappmeyer as their new men’s basketball coach. Tappmeyer replaces Chris Pilz who was 77-114 in seven seasons.
“We are delighted to name Steve as our new coach and welcome him and his family to St. Louis,” said UMSL A.D. Lori Flanagan. “Steve is an excellent choice for UMSL from every perspective – in terms of the basketball component, his ability to serve as a mentor and his skills as a proven leader. He is the right coach to lead UMSL men’s basketball to the next level.”
Tappmeyer spent the past 21 seasons at Northwest Missouri State where he led the Bearcats to 10 NCAA D-II national tournaments.
“My wife, Lynette, and I are both thrilled and excited about this opportunity to be the head men’s basketball coach at UMSL,” said Tappmeyer. “Originally, the St. Louis region was an attractive element since we have so many friends and family in the area, but we didn’t really know a lot about the university until a couple weeks ago.
Since then we have been more than impressed with the people we have met and the things we have learned. I think it’s an exciting time to be at UMSL with all the great things planned for the future.”