UJ hires coach with 244 wins, four conference titles to his credit


Alan Magnani attributes part of his strong recruiting past to “getting lucky on a few kids.”

Thirteen All-Americans are more than a few, and he’s bringing that stellar resumé to Jamestown.

The University of Jamestown hired Magnani (mun-YAWN-ee) as its next head men’s basketball coach, on Thursday. Magnani takes over for Justin Wieck, who resigned after accepting an assistant job with NCAA Division II Minnesota-State Moorhead.

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sports writer for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Before that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press.
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