Hammond named men's basketball coach
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Wednesday that Lance Hammond was named interim men's basketball coach.
Hammond served as an assistant coach for CU-Colorado Springs in 2003-04 under head coach Marty Fletcher and in 2002-03 under Ed Pipes. Prior to coming to CU-Colorado Springs, Hammond was an assistant coach at Fort Hays State from 1997-99 and the head assistant at Hays High School from 1999-2001.
"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity that the administration has given me," said Hammond. "It's an honor to be a head coach in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference."
Fletcher, a veteran of 21 years as a head basketball coach, 19 of those at the NCAA Division I level, served as the head coach for both the men's and women's teams this past season. He will stay with the university as the coach of the women's team.
Hammond played on the Fort Hays State team that won the NCAA Division II national championship in 1995-96.
A native of Louisville, Ken., Hammond moved to Hays in 1988.
Hammond inherits a Mountain Lions team that posted a 5-22 record in 2003-04.
"I'm very pleased with the four seniors (Jim Pecic, David Goodenberger, Stephon Hicks and Trey White)," said Hammond. "They'll be the leaders on this team."
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|March 9, 2004||Bain grabs conference, regional honors||Having already secured a number of school records, senior forward Jack Bain added conference and regional honors to his resume this week.|
|February 27, 2004||Seniors shine in loss||Seniors Jack Bain, Casey Gutting and Jimmie Pack combined for 42 points in the final game of their collegiate careers, a 102-63 defeat at the hands of the Mesa State Mavericks.|
|February 24, 2004||Another Bain record leads to second stright win||Jack Bain, who has set record after record during this, his senior season, saved his best for last. And a capacity senior night crowd of 304 watched in amazement as Bain grabbed one more record.|
|February 21, 2004||Win feels might fine for men's basketball||Few teams ever deserved a win more than the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball team. When it came, few teams could have enjoyed it more.|