Denver names Jeff Wulbrun new head coach

Dec 21, 2018; Spokane, WA, USA; Denver Pioneers head coach Rodney Billups looks up at the video board during the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Denver named Stanford assistant coach Jeff Wulbrun as its new head coach on Monday.

Wulbrun has three decades of coaching experience — 21 collegiately — and spent the past five seasons with the Cardinal.

“Jeff is a proven program builder with a depth of coaching experience,” said Karlton Creech, the vice chancellor for athletics.

“His success at every stop along the way stands for itself, but what drew us to Jeff was his development of people. Relationships are the foundation of his recruiting and coaching, and I’m confident he is the right person to lead this program.”

Wulbrun replaces Rodney Billups, who was fired by the school earlier this month after five seasons. The Pioneers concluded a 2-19 season (1-13 Summit League), giving Billups a 48-94 overall record.

“It is with tremendous appreciation and humility that I want to thank Chancellor (Dr. Jeremy) Haefner and Karlton Creech for their trust in me to lead the Denver men’s basketball program,” Wulbrun said. “I am truly excited to join the Denver family and collaborate with the great team Karlton has assembled to raise the program to new heights and one the faculty, students, university community and the city of Denver will take great pride in.”

–Field Level Media