Paul Corsaro hired as UIndy’s head men’s basketball coach

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Indianapolis has hired Paul Corsaro as its next head men’s basketball coach.

Corsaro, who played and coached previously at UIndy, takes over after Stan Gouard departed earlier this month. Gouard left UIndy after 12 seasons to be the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Southern Indiana.

“It is such an honor and privilege to be back home,” Corsaro said. “UIndy is home. This is truly a dream come true.”

Corsaro served as an assistant coach at Purdue University Fort Wayne over the last two seasons. Prior to IPFW, Corsaro got his coaching start at UIndy. He was an assistant coach under Gouard from 2012 to 2016 before he was promoted to associate head coach through the 2017-2018 season.

“Paul checked all the boxes in looking for the next leader of UIndy men’s basketball,” said UIndy athletic director Scott Young.

Corsaro added the head coaching vacancy at UIndy came as a surprise, understanding Gouard’s continuous success translated to everlasting job security.

“I didn’t know this was going to happen. When it did, it was like wow,” he said. “I wasn’t sure in my wildest dreams that this position would be open this early in my coaching career.”

Members of Corsaro’s staff are to be determined. The three assistants serving under Gouard last season season are no longer listed on UIndy Athletics’ website, so the Greyhounds will showcase a new-look staff next season.

“Anyone we bring in has to fit UIndy. They have to be mentors. They got to be coaches that love mentoring kids,” Corsaro said. “I want to look for guys who have experience and guys I can trust.”

The program loses seven seniors from last season. In total, seven of last year’s 17 players are listed on UIndy’s 2020-2021 roster. Among those currently listed to return are Chinn, Tchoua, Bingham, Montgomery, Miller Jr., Nicoson, and Moss.

Six-six guard/forward Frankie Davidson transferred to Grace College after his freshman year with UIndy. Underclassmen Josh Bryan and Jacob Polakovich as well as upcoming senior Trevor Lakes are not listed on UIndy’s 2020-2021 roster.

Corsaro is Roncalli High School’s all-time scoring leader with 1,150 career points. He graduated from UIndy with a bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2012 and a master’s degree in Business Administration in 2014.

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