BLOOMSBURG-- Bloomsburg University men's basketball coach John Sanow has announced the hiring of Brad Karli as his new assistant coach.
Karli comes to Bloomsburg after spending the last 15 seasons associated with Elizabethtown College. He spent four years as a player for the Blue Jays and the next 11 years as an assistant coach.
At Elizabethtown, Karli played both basketball and baseball. He was a three-year starter at point guard and four year letterwinner and helped the team make three consecutive post-season appearances. He led the team in both assists and steals as a senior and is eighth in school history in career assists (307) and is ninth in steals with (142). As a baseball player he was a three- year letterwinner and a starting outfielder. He went on to earn All-Conference honors and was team MVP and helped the team to a conference championship.
After graduating in 1998 Karli became an assistant for the Blue Jays and has helped the team compile a record of 224-38 over the last 11 seasons. The team has made the conference playoffs nine of the last 11 years, while winning three conference titles and advancing to three NCAA Division III playoff berths. The 2001-02 team posted a record of 29-3 and reached the national title game. Karli assisted with the practice, recruiting efforts and scouting of opponents for Elizabethtown.
Karli is looking forward to working with the Huskies.
"This is a great opportunity for me," said Karli. "The Bloomsburg program has a lot of good young talent and is ready for a breakout season under head coach John Sanow. Plus this is an exciting time with the renovations at Nelson Field House. We will have one of the best facilities in the PSAC."
"Brad (Karli) has 11 years of coaching experience at Elizabethtown, one of the premier Division III programs in the country," said Sanow. "He has good knowledge of the game and is a strong recruiter. He is going help us get better as a team."