NC State hires UT-Martin's Schroyer as assistant coach

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Heath Schroyer
Heath Schroyer

RALEIGH -- North Carolina State has hired former Tennessee-Martin head coach Heath Schroyer as an assistant coach.

The school announced Schroyer's hiring in a release Thursday afternoon, shortly after UT Martin announced Schroyer had resigned with a 41-28 record in two seasons. UT Martin assistant Anthony Stewart will lead the Skyhawks as the interim coach next season.

Schroyer's hiring is part of an offseason overhaul of the Wolfpack's coaching staff after N.C. State went 16-17 following four NCAA Tournament trips in as many seasons under Mark Gottfried. Schroyer fills the opening left by Bobby Lutz, who shifted into an administrative role last week as the special assistant to the deputy athletic director for external operations.

Last month, North Carolina State hired Butch Pierre as an assistant coach after he had spent eight seasons at Oklahoma State and 11 seasons at LSU. Pierre replaced Rob Moxley, who has become the team's director of player personnel after a life-threatening health scare that left him hospitalized for several days last spring.

Schroyer had previously worked as head coach at Portland State and Wyoming, and spent three seasons as an assistant at UNLV before taking over at UT Martin. The North Carolina Sate release said Schroyer, Pierre and assistant coach Orlando Early - part of Gottfried's original Wolfpack staff with Lutz and Moxley - will each carry the title of "assistant head coach."

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