WORCESTER, Mass. – Assumption Men's Basketball Head Coach Michael Harding is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Hauser to Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach, effective immediately.
"I couldn't be happier that Coach Hauser is becoming the associate head coach of men's basketball," said Harding. "Smart, loyal and hardworking, Mike is one of the finest young coaches I have ever been around. His willingness to share his basketball wisdom with everyone in our program has been invaluable. His coaching resume speaks for itself and as we continue to progress as a program, his time with us may be limited as others will see his talent and eventually make him a well deserved head coaching offer."
Last year Hauser helped the Hounds rank fourth in the NE10 in scoring defense (76.7). He was also instrumental in developing Assumption's young roster, specifically its trio of first-year starters in freshmen Branislav Vujadinovic and Patrick Fleming, as well as sophomore Damien Rance.
Hauser came to Assumption in 2015 after a year as an assistant coach at Stonehill College during the 2014-2015 season. He helped guide the Skyhawks to a 19-8 regular season record and a 2015 NCAA Tournament appearance. Prior to Stonehill, Hauser spent three seasons at Division III Clarkson University (N.Y.). As an assistant coach he helped lead the team to three consecutive winning records in the Liberty League for the first time in five decades of conference play. During his three seasons as an assistant, the team compiled a 49-27 record and led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio during the 2011-2012 season.
As a player, Hauser was a four-year letterwinner at Bowdoin, where he never missed a game in his college career, appearing in a school-record 105. The point guard helped lead his teams to a 67-38 record over four seasons and Hauser led the team in minutes each of his final three seasons while serving as a captain his senior season. He is fourth in program history in assists (415) and ranks eighth in career free throw percentage (.833). Hauser helped lead the Polar Bears to a school-record 22 victories during the 2007-08 season as the team upset top-ranked and eventual national runner-up Amherst in the conference semifinals while also reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Hauser graduated from Bowdoin in 2010 with a B.A in Economics and earned his MBA in 2014 from Clarkson with a concentration in supply chain management.