EMMITSBURG, Md. – Dan Engelstad was introduced Thursday morning as the 22nd head coach of the Mount St. Mary's University Division I men's basketball team.
Engelstad had previously been the head of Southern Vermont College's men's hoops squad since March 2013—racking up a great deal of success through his five seasons at the helm.
"Dan Englestad has built the SVC men's basketball program into a strong regional contender, and he has done it the right way," said Southern Vermont President David Evans. "I am proud that he has been part of the SVC community and excited for his great future at Mount St. Mary's. He will leave a legacy of excellence and excitement, along with very big shoes to fill, but he has also positioned our program to build on its great momentum over the past five years. I thank him for everything he has done for SVC, and for our student-athletes, and wish him even greater success at the Mount."
In his tenure at Southern Vermont, Engelstad went 104-34 (.754)—becoming the first-ever SVC coach of any sport to crack triple digits in the win column. He was named the New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year three times and led the team to a pair of league championship titles (2016 & 2018).
"Dan's attitude, will to succeed, and commitment to the development of student-athletes impacted the Southern Vermont College community in a special way," said SVC Director of Athletics Sharief Hashim. "Thanks to Dan's work, the program has a solid foundation and will continue to thrive. We wish him great success at the Mount."
Engelstad goes from one Mountaineer squad to another, but it will not be a brand-new setting for him as the Maryland native was an assistant at Mount St. Mary's from 2007-10.
Southern Vermont has started the process of finding its new head coach.
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