April 10, 2017
Brett Ballard is introduced as the new head coach at Washburn University during a press conference on Monday, April 10, 2017. Ballard is replacing Bob Chipman, who led the Ichabods with over 800 wins in his 38 years as Washburn's head coach.
First-year Washburn Ichabods basketball coach Brett Ballard, a former KU player and assistant coach under both Roy Williams and Bill Self, has been named the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association College Four-Year Men's College Coach of the Year as announced by the organization.
Former Kansas walk-on Brett Ballard was introduced as the new head basketball coach at Washburn University on Monday morning and during his introductory news conference the Hutchinson native made one thing clear — he wants Washburn basketball to be a family. By Matt Tait