Mount Marty hires former Augustana assistant coach to lead program

7-9-21
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YANKTON, SD – Mount Marty University has selected Coach Collin Authier to lead the Lancer men’s basketball program as the new head coach.

Coach Authier brings 14 years of coaching experience to MMU. Since 2014, Authier has served as an assistant coach at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Previously, he was an assistant to the head coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi under head coach Willis Wilson. Authier’s resume also includes a 2016 NCAA Division II National Championship and an overall 151-57 record during his seven most recent years at Augustana.

According to a release by Mount Marty, Authier has recruited and coached 30 All-conference players, 43 academic all-conference members, and 5 freshmen of the
year. At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, he guided an academic transformation that raised the GPA to the highest in program history.

The Lancer men’s basketball program reached the GPAC tournament final in their most recent season.