2014 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier
PELLA—Central College graduate Marko Marinkovich has been named assistant men’s basketball coach for the Dutch.
Marinkovich, a 2011 graduate, lettered for the Dutch in the 2009-10 season, helping the squad capture its first Iowa Conference championship in 15 years. He served as a student coach in 2010-11 and was also a member of the men’s golf team.
“What Marko brings to the program is number one, knowledge of Central basketball,” first-year coach Craig Douma said. “He spent three years as a player, was a student coach and his brother is on the team now. He understands what college basketball is about.
“Number two, Marko is young and excited about coaching. He wanted to get involved and jump right in and this is a great opportunity to get his feet wet.”
Marinkovich will work with Central’s junior varsity program.
The Dutch kickoff the 2012-13 season Nov. 15, hosting Monmouth College (Ill.) at 8 p.m. in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium.