Former Jayhawk Jeremy Case Joins KU Basketball Staff
Aug. 6, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Fresh off the 2008 national championship team, Kansas guard Jeremy Case has joined the KU men’s basketball staff as a graduate student manager.
As a Jayhawk player from 2004-08, Case saw action in 94 games at the guard spot and averaged just less than five minutes per contest. The McAlester, Okla., native was a redshirt in 2004-05 and graduated with a degree in communications in May 2007 and took graduate courses last season.
“I think this is definitely perfect for me from a learning standpoint,” Case said. “It doesn’t get any better than starting your career at KU.”
A two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, Case earned Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s honor roll recognition five times during his career at KU. As a Jayhawk, he was a member of four Big 12 regular-season championships, three league postseason tournament titles and three NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances, including the 2008 national title.
“Jeremy has the potential to be an outstanding coach,” KU head coach Bill Self said of Case, whose father, Win Case, was a teammate with Self at Oklahoma State and is the current head coach at Redlands College in El Reno, Okla. “This will hopefully jumpstart his career in coaching.”
Case replaces former Jayhawk Michael Lee who was the graduate student manager last season before taking an assistant coaching position at Gardner Webb in North Carolina.