Missouri Basketball Head Coach Frank Haith added former Murray State assistant coach Isaac Chew has been hired to the same position at Mizzou.
Chew brings ties to Missouri after playing collegiately at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. Chew was instrumental in the development of Kansas City’s elite AAU-level talent as he coached with the Kansas City Pump N’ Run, the same program that produced current Tigers Marcus Denmon, Steve Moore and Michael Dixon.
“This is just an outstanding fit for our program,” Head Coach Frank Haith said. “First of all, I have great respect for the work Isaac has put in to rise up the coaching ranks. He is a tireless worker and his players always come first to him. He is well-respected across the state of Missouri and bottom line, he is a winner. Whether at Indian Hills or at Murray State, his teams won and won big and he was a big part of that success.”
“It’s great to be coming back to Missouri and to be at Mizzou, with Coach Haith, is a dream come true,” Chew said. “It’s important to me that I thank Coach Kennedy, his wife Mary, Athletics Director Allen Ward and everyone at Murray State. I’ve learned so much these past four seasons and they helped put me in a position to come back to Missouri. I also want to thank Coach Haith. To have an opportunity to work and learn from him is just a tremendous career opportunity. Most of all, it’s great to be back working with the great coaches in our state. You look all over the country and you see young men from our state making a name nationally at the college and professional levels. That’s a testament to the coaching and work that goes on here. I’m glad to be a part of this once again.”