Named the 2007 NABC National Coach of the Year after leading the Butler University Bulldogs' basketball team to a Horizon League Championship. He then went on to coach at Iowa from 2007 to 2010.
He played his college ball at Central Florida CC for a year before transferring to Butler University.
He was offered the head coaching position at Marian University in 2012.
He has three sons and three daughter-in-laws with his wife Joez.
He served as a mentor for Brad Stevens, who took over at the helm of Butler after he left.