Tad Boyle has been the head coach at Northern Colorado the past four seasons where he has gone 56-66. However, the Bears produced a 25-8 mark under Boyle last season and he was named NABC Division I All-District Coach of the Year.
"This is it (my dream job), there's no doubt," Boyle said. "I remember talking with Mark Turgeon (former Kansas teammate) once when he asked me where I wanted to be in 10 years, and I said head coach at the University of Colorado. This is a destination job. I'm humbled and honored."
Boyle was selected over former Denver Nuggets assistant and Metro State coach Mike Dunlap and Steve McClain, who has served as associate head coach of the program under Jeff Bzdelik the past three years.
"This exciting process was all about both the young men currently and those in the future who will be joining our program, and is an investment in them and represents the competitive spirit, teamwork, passion and dedication they stand for," CU athletic director Mike Bohn said.
"Tad Boyle represents everything that is right about college basketball. We look forward to his leadership, poise and competitive drive to unite all our collective Buff interests to support our team and this enterprise that has so much promise for the long term."
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