UW-Superior Continues Search for Siverling Successor

By KBJR News 1

UW-Superior Continues Search for Siverling Successor

July 6, 2012 Updated Jul 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- UW-Superior narrowed the field to four late last month, but the school has still yet to announce a successor for departed men's basketball coach Matt Siverling.

Siverling was the Yellowjackets' head coach for two seasons before accepting in May the head coaching position at UW-Eau Claire.

UW-Superior announced in late June its four finalists for the open coaching job, including former Yellowjackets' player and assistant coach Greg Polkowski and former UMD assistant coach Jeff Nicholas.

Gustavus Adolphus assistant coach Josh Drinkall and former Scottsdale Community College head coach Paul Eberhardt round out the final four candidates to fill the open slot at UW-Superior.

Polkowski played for the Yellowjackets from 2003-08, having served as a captain his senior year and being named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) all-sportsmanship team.

He was an assistant coach at UW-Superior for one season, helping the team to an (11-14) overall record before departing to coaching two seasons at Carroll University.

Nicholas, meanwhile, posted a (76-92) record during his time as an assistant with the UMD Bulldogs under head coach Gary Holquist. Prior to that experience, he spent three coaching years, two as associate head coach, at Lakeland College.

Drinkall is the only candidate currently on a collegiate coaching staff, having been with Gustavus Adolphus since 2007. The Gusties have compiled an (83-54) record during his tenure, earning a share of the conference championship this past season.

Eberhardt, the fourth and final remaining candidate, spent eight seasons as head coach at Scottsdale Community College, that coming after spending two years as an assistant coach with the team.

The finalists were on the UW-Superior campus June 28 and 29 for interviews, but an official decision has not yet been announced by the school.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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