Iowa State officials have confirmed that Ames native and former Cyclone player Fred Hoiberg will become the next head men’s basketball coach. He will be introduced at a 10:30 a.m. news conference Wednesday in the Jacobson Athletic Building.
Hoiberg, who has no coaching experience, will replace Greg McDermott, who left after four seasons to take the Creighton job.
Hoiberg, who is now 37, led Ames High School to a state championship in 1991 and was named Iowa’s Mr. Basketball. He stayed in his home town to play college basketball for Johnny Orr and the Cyclones, and was nicknamed “The Mayor” by his teammates because of his popularity there.
Hoiberg went on to a 10-year NBA career, and retired in 2005 after having heart surgery.