LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The University of Nebraska Tuesday named veteran coach Kenneth "Doc" Sandler to head up the men's basketball program.
"This is a great day for everyone who loves Nebraska basketball," said Steve Pederson, Nebraska's athletic director. "In coach Sadler, we have a man who will bring character, determination, toughness and a winning attitude to the Husker basketball program.
"Not only is he an excellent coach and recruiter, but he is the kind of family man that you want leading your program. I can't wait for Nebraska fans to get to know Coach Sadler."
Sadler, 46, was formally introduced at an afternoon press conference.
The move to Nebraska follows two seasons as head coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, where Sadler, a Greenwood, Ark., native, led Miners to 21 wins last season and an NIT berth. Before heading for UTEP, Sadler was head coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith and earlier spent time as an assistant coach and in the junior college ranks.