Thursday, March 21, 2013

Coach Landrum retires as men’s basketball coach

By Petey Brown
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Saint Mary’s University Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Landrum resigned on Feb. 18 after coaching the team for five years. 

Landrum has coached more than 35 years in both college and professional basketball.  He was the 12th SMU men’s basketball coach.

“I enjoyed my time at SMU, but I am looking forward to a new adventure in basketball, sports,” said Landrum.

SMU Athletic Director Nikki Fennern said, “Coach Landrum has been impactful in the development of our student-athletes on and off the basketball court. I am thankful for his commitment to our student-athletes, and I wish him the best.”

Landrum hopes to be in another capacity in basketball at some level next season.

Before coaching at SMU, he was the youth/scholastic basketball coordinator for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves.  

Landrum has also been a head coach at two other colleges, the University of Charleston and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was also the assistant coach at the University of Delaware and UW-Platteville.  Landrum was on staff at UW- Platteville when they won the 1991 NCAA Division III National Championship.  He coached at three NBA Developmental League teams in Pittsburgh, Chicago and La Crosse.  Landrum also worked at the University of Wisconsin and Ohio State University, which is his home state team.  During his time in Ohio, the team made three NCAA appearances and achieved a NIT title.  He spent 10 years in the Big Ten Conference.

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