Former Jayhawk Jeremy Case named assistant at Houston Baptist

Jeremy Case delivers his senior speech in this March 2008 file photo.

Jeremy Case delivers his senior speech in this March 2008 file photo.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Former Kansas guard Jeremy Case has accepted an assistant coaching position with Houston Baptist.

Case spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State but was not retained by Redhawks’ coach Dickey Nutt after the season.

“We’re excited to have Jeremy join our staff,” Houston Baptist coach Ron Cottrell said. “He brings an excitement for the game of basketball to our program as well as a knowledge of the game from playing at a high level and previously serving on a Div. I coaching staff.”

Houston Baptist is a Div. I school in the Great West Conference — a league that does not have an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies finished 10-20 last year with a 3-7 record in the GWC.

Case played in 94 games for KU from 2004-08 and also was a member of the Jayhawks’ 2008 national championship team.

The next year, Case spent one season as a graduate assistant on coach Bill Self’s staff.

“The fact that he’s recruited in different parts of the country broadens our recruiting base even more than it already is,” Cottrell said, “and I know he’s anxious to get out on the road in July to help us bring in a terrific class for the 2013 year.”

Case graduated from KU with a degree in communications in 2007.