- Associated Press - Friday, April 11, 2014

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University has named Jay Ladner as its new men’s basketball coach.

Athletic Director Jay Artigues says Ladner’s hiring, announced Thursday, is pending approval of the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Directors.

Ladner will replace Jim Yarbrough, whose contract was terminated after the 2013-14 season and nine years as head coach.

Ladner spent the past two seasons as head coach at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss., where he led the Bobcats to a national championship and became the first Mississippi junior college to reach that goal.

Artigues says Ladner brings enthusiasm and knowledge of the game that can take the Lions to the next level.

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