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Source: Drexel hires Zach Spiker as m. bball head coach

Zach Spiker. (Photo courtesy West Point Academy's Flickr)
Zach Spiker. (Photo courtesy West Point Academy’s Flickr)

Drexel has hired Zach Spiker to be its next men’s basketball head coach, a source told The Triangle.

Spiker will succeed James “Bruiser” Flint, the winningest head coach in Drexel men’s basketball history.

Spiker was head coach of the Army men’s basketball team for seven years, from the 2009-10 season to the 2015-16 season. He compiled an overall record of 102-112 in his seven years.

Under Spiker, Army had its first four-year streak of 15-plus wins (from 2012 to 2016) since 1920 to 1924.

Spiker was named the 2013 Patriot League Coach of the Year.

This past season, Army went 19-14 and played in the first round of the CIT tournament.

Wagner head coach Bashir Mason, St. Joe’s assistant coach Geoff Arnold, and Notre Dame assistant head coach Martin Ingelsby had been connected to the job opening as well.

Drexel announced the hiring Friday morning, and said Spiker will be formally introduced Tuesday, March 29, at noon.