On Friday, Minnesota basketball announced the hiring of former Wichita State assistant coach Kyle Lindsted. Lindsted will work as an assistant coach for the Golden Gophers beginning in the 2018-19 season.
Lindsted will now work alongside coach Richard Pitino, who is set to coach his sixth season with the Gophers.
“We are very excited about the addition of Kyle to our basketball program,” Pitino said in a news release. “He’s a great recruiter and will bring a lot to our team. He’s got contacts all over the world and a wealth of knowledge about the game.”
— Minnesota MBB (@GopherMBB) May 11, 2018
Lindsted is joining a Minnesota team that went 15-17 (4-10 Big Ten) last season.
Lindsted spent the last three seasons with Wichita State, helping the Shockers win two Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles to go with one conference tournament title. Last season, Lindsted helped guide Wichita State to a second-place finish in its first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
In his three seasons at Wichita State, the Shockers went 82-22 and made the NCAA Tournament three times.
Before coaching at Wichita State, Lindsted spent 15 years at Sunrise Christian Academy, where he coached the basketball team and served as athletic director.