Hammond named men's basketball coach

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 12, 2004

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."

 

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