Missouri State men’s basketball head coach Paul Lusk hired his first assistant coach. Long-time Loyola Chicago assistant Patrick Baldwin will join the MSU staff after spending the seven years on the Ramblers’ staff.
Baldwin was promoted to associate head coach for the 2010-11 season after six seasons as an assistant for coach Jim Whitesell. Prior to his arrival at Loyola Chicago, he had successful assistant coaching stints at Green Bay (2002-04) and Lincoln University in Jefferson City (2001-02).
“I’m really excited to join Paul and the Missouri State family,” Baldwin said. “The tradition at Missouri State is great, and I am excited about the opportunity to help coach Lusk be successful.”
In Baldwin’s one season at Division II Lincoln saw the Blue Tigers lead the conference in defensive field goal percentage while boasting the league player of the year.
Lusk said he expects to complete the remainder of his coaching staff in the coming days.