Jeremy Luther Named Head Men's Basketball Coach
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | by Former Mercer assistant takes the helm of the Indians.

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Andrew Carter is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremy Luther as the head men’s basketball coach at Newberry College on Tuesday.

Luther comes from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. where he spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach.  While at the Division I institution, Luther was a key component in the recruiting of players from South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.  Furthermore, he was in charge of the team strength and conditioning program, individual workouts, and the academic development of each student-athlete.  Luther was apart of the staff that won an Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in 2003 and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Before coming to Mercer, Luther had stints as a head coach on the high school level at Windsor Academy in Macon, Ga.  While there, he led the team to their most victories in seven years.  Luther also has previous coaching experience in the state of South Carolina when he was an assistant at North Greenville from 1998-2000.  While at North Greenville, Luther was in charge of the development of perimeter players and assisted in the recruitment of players and the scouting of opponents.

Luther began his playing career at Robert Morris College where he played from 1992-93.  After the season, he transferred to Liberty University where he played for two seasons.  He would later transfer to Covenant College where he would score 1,300 points in two seasons with the Scots.  Following his senior year, he was named an NAIA Division II All-American after finishing fourth in the country in scoring, averaging 26.0 ppg.

“This is a great hire for Newberry College and our Men’s Basketball program, said Carter.  Jeremy will do a great job in moving this program to the level we desire.  We want to compete for the SAC Championship each and every year and I believe that he will lead us to that level.  Jeremy is definitely a rising star in this business and we are fortunate to have him leading our team.”

“I am extremely excited to be here and am looking forward to working closely with the players and having the opportunity to run my own program, said Luther.  I am committed to winning and I feel that this is a special situation to be apart of at Newberry College and I just look forward to the challenge.”

Newberry College is a proud member of the South Atlantic Conference, a NCAA Division II league comprised of colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.  Founded in 1856, Newberry is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

TRANSACTION:  Jeremy Luther named head men’s basketball coach at Newberry College