CEDAR CITY, Utah – SUU men's basketball and head coach Rob Jeter are excited to announce the hiring of Allan Hanson who joins Southern Utah from Western Illinois, where he was an assistant for coach Jeter.

Coach Jeter had this to say about Hanson. "It's important to me to have a former player on my staff, especially during this transition. Al played for me at MKE and coached with me at Milwaukee and Western IL.  He is a bright and talented coach on both ends of the floor. He brings high energy and his enthusiasm for the game is infectious. He will be an outstanding role model for our student-athletes!"

Before Western Illinois, Hanson was a head coach at Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin. At Nicolet, Hanson compiled a 117-37 overall record and led his team to the 2019 WIAA state championship. That squad ended the year ranked No. 7 in the country by USA Today. Hanson also won a pair of conference titles at Nicolet.

Prior to coaching at Nicolet, Hanson served as Wisconsin-Milwaukee director of basketball operations in 2015 and was Wisconsin-Milwaukee video coordinator/player development in 2014.

Hanson played collegiately at Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2004-08 and was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams, as well as a Sweet 16 squad. He played for current Thunderbird head coach Rob Jeter for three seasons at Milwaukee.

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