Jans takes over at NMSU

New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia handed the reigns to the coveted Aggie men’s basketball program to Chris Jans Monday afternoon, naming the Fairbanks, Iowa, native the 26th head men’s basketball coach at NM State.

The 25-year veteran takes the helm of an Aggie team that returns 4-of-5 starters and won a program record 28 games. The 2016-17 squad also owned the nation’s third-longest winning-streak that lasted for 20-straight games.

He recently began his second-stint at Wichita State prior to the start of the 2016-17 season under head coach Greg Marshall. At the conclusion of this past season, Jans was elevated to associate head coach before taking the NM State head coaching job.

Prior to returning to WSU, Jans coordinated one of the nation’s best turnarounds in 2014-15 in his first year as the head coach at Bowling Green. In just one season, he took a BGSU team that lost 20 games in 2013-14 and guided it to a record-setting 21-12 overall mark in 2014-15 – which was the most wins in a single-season for Bowling Green since 2001-02 (24).

Jans Set to Lead New Mexico State Basketball

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