BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Bowling Green State has tabbed one of its own to take over the reins of the men's basketball program as 1994 BGSU graduate Michael Huger has been named the 17th head men's basketball coach, it was announced Thursday by BGSU Director of Athletics D. Christopher Kingston. Huger will be introduced at a Friday press conference inside the Stroh Center.

"I couldn't be more excited about bringing Michael and Tonya back to Bowling Green," Kingston said. "Michael led this program as a player and team captain, and is the best prepared coach to lead this program to new heights. This team, this University and this community just got better."

Huger, who returns to his alma mater where he was a standout player for the Falcons from 1989-93, most recently wrapped up his fourth season at the University of Miami and his eighth season as an assistant coach for head coach Jim Larranaga, whom he played for at BGSU.

Overall, Huger brings 10 seasons of collegiate coaching experience and nearly a dozen years of professional basketball experience with him back to Bowling Green.