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Former WVU star Joe Mazzulla Named FSU Head Coach

Fairmont State wasted no time in finding a replacement head coach

Kentucky v West Virginia Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Former guard Joe Mazzulla was just named head coach at Fairmont State. Mazzulla, who had spent the past five years as an assistant coach with Glenville State and Fairmont State, spent the 2016-2017 as an assistant for the Maine Blue Claws of the NBA’s Developmental League. Former Fairmont State coach Jarrod Calhoun had this to say about Mazzulla.

He’s the best skill-development guy I’ve ever seen. I think it’s his knowledge. He watches games every night. He’s a video guy. He watches games from Europe, of some of his former teammates. - Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Falcons reached the Division II national title game last season where they fell to Northwest Missouri State. Fairmont State loses five seniors from that team including Matt Bingaya. Bingaya was named the MEC Player of the year.

Athletic director Tim McNeely believes Joe is the right person to keep the Falcons trending upward. “Coming off a national runner-up season, we wanted to keep the continuity and team chemistry as strong as possible,” McNeely said, “and we believe Joe is the correct person to keep FSU basketball rolling in the right direction.”

McNeely will introduce Mazzulla as the new head coach of Fairmont State at a press conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Enjoy the highlights from Joe’s senior season with West Virginia.