Citing personal reasons, Scott Farr, UW-Manitowoc’s head men’s basketball coach, formally announced his resignation after five years as head coach.
"Coach Farr provided strong leadership over his tenure as men's basketball coach at UW-Manitowoc,” says Charles Clark, campus executive officer/dean. “The success of this year's team, and of previous years' teams, the depth of talent among the Blue Devils basketball players, and the commitment to teamwork are testaments to Coach Farr's talents. I wish him well in his professional and personal endeavors and commend him for his success at UW-Manitowoc."
Jared Dalberg, UW-Manitowoc Athletic Director, echoes Clark’s comments. "I have enjoyed working with Coach Farr the past five years and he leaves big shoes to fill as we move forward. He transformed the Blue Devils men's basketball program, which was a goal he stated in his interview five years ago. He put his heart and soul into the team. Of course we would have liked to have had Coach Farr at the helm through the remainder of our successful season, but I respect his decision to make his family a priority and wish him well."
The Blue Devils are currently in first place with a 9-0 record in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Eastern Division with a 15-2 record overall. Under Farr's tenure as head coach he transformed the program from a 1-21 season to a WCC runner-up last year, and has brought the team into serious contention for a conference championship this year.
Coach Chris Emond, who has served as assistant coach the past two years, will be stepping into the head coaching position for the remainder of the season with help from Steve Haensgen and AJ Spackman. The Blue Devils are committed to sustaining their success for the remaining five games of the regular season and into the post season.