SMWC Adding Mens Basketball

SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – Men’s basketball will join the slate of intercollegiate athletic programs offered by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in the 2021-22 season.

The this will bring the athletic department to a total of 14 varsity sports and serves as the seventh scholarship program started in the past five years.

“Men’s basketball adds a new and exciting dynamic to the athletic department and the college by continuing to enhance the overall student and student-athlete experience,” stated Athletic Director Deanna Bradley.

SMWC Athletic Director Deanna Bradley

“It is very exciting to be adding yet another athletics team at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Men’s basketball will add another layer of enthusiasm for our students and the entire campus,” said President Dottie L. King, Ph.D.

Pres Dottie King SMWC

SMWC will immediately embark on a regional search for a head coach to lead student-athlete recruitment efforts to complete a roster for the inaugural season.

“Our goal is to hire a coach over the next few months who can immediately start the recruiting process and create a program that will compete at a high level within the first year,” Bradley said.

All interested applicants can review the job description and apply for the position here.

Similar to other varsity teams, the men’s basketball program will compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the institution’s current affiliation.

The first season of competitive play will begin in 2021-22.

Prospective student-athletes interested in men’s basketball at SMWC can complete a form to receive more information. The form is can be found here.