Heath Schroyer was hired by N.C. State on Thursday to complete coach Mark Gottfried’s basketball staff.
Schroyer, 44, had been the head coach at Tennessee-Martin the past two seasons and had previous stops as a head coach at Portland State and Wyoming. Schroyer, who will be an assistant at N.C. State, replaces Bobby Lutz.
“N.C. State University is a program full of rich tradition and it’s an honor to serve in this role,” Schroyer said in a statement released by the school. “I have the utmost respect for the administration, the other coaches and the Wolfpack Nation. My family and I are excited to move to the Raleigh area and get started.”
Schroyer’s contract is for two years at $310,000 per year.
Never miss a local story.
After five seasons with the same staff, Gottfried hired Schroyer and Butch Pierre to makeover his staff after the Wolfpack suffered its first losing season (16-17) of Gottfried’s tenure.
Schroyer led UT-Martin to a 41-28 record in his two seasons. His coaching experience had been mostly on the West Coast, he was also an assistant at UNLV and Fresno State, but he is a product of the DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md.
“He has done an outstanding job at UT-Martin, and has had success as both a head coach and as an assistant,” Gottfried said in a statement released by the school. “Heath’s programs have traditionally shown great improvement, he is a strong on-floor and in-game coach, and is a proven recruiter at the highest level.”