By Ray Hamill — Humboldt State announced early Thursday afternoon that men’s basketball head coach Steve Kinder will be reassigned and a new head coach will be hired after a national search.
The coaching change is the second at the school in less than 24 hours, after it was announced on Wednesday evening that Paul Karver will no longer be the women’s soccer head coach.
Kinder will now take on fundraising responsibilities to support athletics.
Assistant coach Rich Mendoza will take over the day-to-day operations of the men’s team while a national search for a new head coach is conducted.
“I am excited for another opportunity to further my professional career at Humboldt State,” Kinder said in a press release. “These responsibilities will give me a new challenge as an administrator and help me stay connected to the athletics department and create new funding levels for the student athletes. I’m looking forward to continuing to support the Green and Gold. Go Lumberjacks!”
During his 10 years in charge of the program, Kinder guided the Lumberjacks to three NCAA Tournament appearances and three conference titles.
He is the second all-time winningest coach in program history, behind the legendary Tom Wood.