STANFORD, CALIFORNIA – Stanford hired University of Alabama at Birmingham coach Jerod Haase as its new basketball coach Friday, after recently firing eighth-year coach Johnny Dawkins.
The 41-year-old Haase, who just completed his fourth season at UAB, will be formally introduced Monday on The Farm.
Haase’s UAB team reached the NCAA Tournament last year for the first time since 2011 and as a No. 14 seed shocked third-seeded Iowa State. The Blazers lost in the first round of the NIT this season.
Haase was Conference USA Coach of the Year this season as UAB finished 26-5 and 16-2 in conference play for the program’s first regular-season title since 2011.