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Karleskint, Crookes Named to Mules Head Coaching Positions

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 19, 2014) - In a special closed session Monday, May 19, the University of Central Missouri's Board of Governors approved the promotion of Kyle Crookes from Mules assistant baseball coach to head baseball coach, and the hiring of Doug Karleskint to Mules head basketball coach. Karleskint currently serves as head basketball coach at Arkansas Tech.

Doug Karleskint
Doug Karleskint

UCM Athletics Director Jerry Hughes announced the names of the new coaches Monday afternoon. Press conferences are planned for both individuals Tuesday, May 20 in the Multipurpose Building Alumni Room, and will be streamed live and broadcast live on 1450 KOKO, 98.5 FM The Bar, beginning with Crookes at 9:30 a.m. and Karleskint at 11 a.m.

Additionally, the public is invited to a reception at Tradition's Restaurant at the Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse at Pertle Springs at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night to meet the new coaches.