Casey Bruggeman returns for his second season with the University of Mary men’s basketball program. In just first season with the Marauders he helped the team with individual workouts, game planning, scouting opponents, and recruiting. The Marauders finished 12-17 and finished tied for the 8th place in the NSIC standings. Bruggeman began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Mary as a graduate assistant coach in the 2016-17 season.
A 2016 graduate of Concordia College, Bruggeman played guard for the Cobbers before suffering a career-ending hip surgery that led him into the role of a student assistant his senior season. A native of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, Bruggeman graduated with a degree in mathematics education.
“We had over 50 applicants for our graduate assistant position and Casey without a doubt stood out the most,” said Marauders head coach Joe Kittell. “He’s a smart guy that has the right attitude and work ethic. Everyone he meets just knows he will be successful. Casey’s connection to high school basketball in western Minnesota will be a key resource for us when it comes to recruiting.”
“In all my years of coaching, never have I had a player who, because of injury and could not compete, become a leader of our team. Casey was that one guy who did that.” Rich Glas (Former) Head Coach Concordia College
Student Assistant Coach
Justin McCloud returns for his second season with the University of Mary men’s basketball program. In just first season with the Marauders he helped the team with individual workouts, game planning, scouting opponents, and recruiting. The Marauders finished 12-17 and finished tied for the 8th place in the NSIC standings.
After a successful playing career at both the NCAA Division I and NJCAA levels of college basketball, Justin McCloud returned to his home state to begin his collegiate coaching career at the University of Mary as the undergraduate assistant men's college basketball coach at the University of Mary in the 2016-17 season.
A native of Bottineau, North Dakota, McCloud began his college career at Bismarck State College before concluding his playing career at NCAA Division I Illinois State University. A three-sport athlete at Bottineau High School, where he averaged over 24 points a game as a senior in 2011-12, McCloud scored 16.4 PPG as a freshman for the Mystics. He became one of the nation’s leading scorers as a sophomore at BSC, finishing 28th nationally in points per game (20.1) and 26th in 3-point field goal percentage (45.6) in 2014. A key reserve the past two years for the Redbirds, he played in 30 games and averaged 3.1 ppg his junior season in 2014-15 and scored 4.0 ppg as a senior in 2015-16, playing in all 32 games for ISU. After the season he was presented with the Torrey Ward Teammate Award and the Student-Athlete Award. Pursuing a degree in business teacher education, McCloud was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete second team in 2016 after earning National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court recognition in 2015.
Former All-Northern Sun performer Jarod Obering is the newest addition to the University of Mary men’s basketball coaching staff, joining the Marauders for the 2017-18 season.
A 2005 graduate of Northern State University, Obering played for the legendary Wolves head coach Don Meyer. While at Northern State, Obering played in two NCAA tournaments (2004, ‘05) and led his team to an NSIC regular season title (2003) and two NSIC tournament championships (2004, ‘05). An All-NSIC selection in 2003, he scored 1,134 points in his career, 35th all-time in the Wolves annals. After his college career, Obering was offered a contract to play professionally overseas, which he declined.
“Coach Obering brings a great passion for the game,” said Marauders head coach Joe Kittell. “His knowledge and experience will make an immediate impact on our program. I am so grateful to him, his wife Amanda, and their family for the commitment and eagerness to join our program.”
Jarod and his wife Amanda have three children; Chevelle, Abel and Nova.
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