- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska-Kearney men’s basketball coach Tom Kropp is retiring at the end of June.

The 62-year-old Kropp has spent 39 years in the Lopers’ basketball program, and he finishes his head coaching career with a 482-245 record in 25 years.

He has been co-head coach with Kevin Lofton the past decade after serving as the program’s sole head coach from 1997 to 2005. Between the 1990 and ‘96 seasons, Kropp was co-head coach with Jerry Hueser.

The Aurora native was an All-America basketball and football player at UNK and, after a professional basketball career, served as a graduate assistant and assistant coach under Hueser for 10 seasons.

Kropp will teach full-time in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences for the College of Education in fall 2015.


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