Korn Named Head Coach at SE Missouri State

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Brad Korn, a fourth-year assistant coach for Bruce Weber at K-State, has been selected as the next head coach at SE Missouri State, the university announced on Monday afternoon (March 23).

Korn’s introduction as SEMO’s head coach will be shown live online at the GoSoutheast Facebook page on Tuesday at 2 p.m., CT.

Korn is the fifth former Bruce Weber assistant coach to earn a head coaching job at the college level following Matt Painter (Southern Illinois and Purdue), Chris Lowery (SIU), Tracy Webster (interim at DePaul) and Rodney Watson (Southern Indiana).

A native of Plano, Illinois, Korn played for Weber and current Purdue head coach Matt Painter at Southern Illinois (1999-2004) before serving two stints with Weber at K-State, first as director of operations from 2012-13 and second as an assistant coach from 2016 to 2020.

“I’m just super excited for Brad on earning this well-deserved opportunity to become the head coach at SE Missouri State,” said Weber. “Obviously, I have known him for a long time, having recruited him to Southern Illinois, and then hiring him twice at K-State, so I have seen his growth first hand and how he has worked his way up and paid his dues to get this chance.”

Korn just completed his fourth season as an assistant coach at K-State, where he helped guide the Wildcats 82 wins and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including back-to-back 25-win campaigns for the first time in school history. In his first year back in 2016-17, the squad won 21 games, including eight over teams that advanced to the postseason, and knocked off Wake Forest in the NCAA First Four before losing to No. 18 Cincinnati in the NCAA South Regional First Round.

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