Sorenson Tabbed as New Northland Hoops Coach

By KBJR News 1

Sorenson Tabbed as New Northland Hoops Coach

July 27, 2012 Updated Jul 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM CDT

Ashland, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Scott Sorenson has been named the new head men's basketball coach at Northland College and will start his new duties immediately, the school announced on Friday afternoon.

Sorenson will replace Stu Engen, who left the program in late May after just four weeks on the job.

The new coach was most recently employed at the Division II level as an assistant for Minnesota-Crookston, and before that he was an assistant at Bemidji State.

His most recent Division III coaching experience came at Lakeland College, where he served as an assistant coach from 2004-06.

"This has been a long process, but it often takes time to find the very best fit for our needs, and I think our diligence has paid off in Scott," Northland athletics director Bill Wilson said. "He has a great reputation in the upper Midwest as an excellent recruiter and a hard worker."

Sorenson is originally from Crystal, Minn. and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2000 before earning his master's degree in sports leadership from Virginia Commonwealth in 2009.

"The community of Ashland is just amazing, and the location is simply beautiful," Sorenson said. "Northland College is by far a top-notch college in the Midwest. Words can't express how excited I am to begin working at Northland."

Sorenson has had two head coaching positions before coming to the Lumberjacks program, both in the professional ranks. He was coach of the Niagara Gamblers in the Ontario Professional Basketball Association and also served with the Wilmington Wave Rockers of the Netherlands Basketball League.