Montana State added a big man to their program on Wednesday morning, but it didn’t come in the form of a commitment or new player being added to their roster.
The Bobcats added Chris Haslam to their coaching staff as an assistant coach and the 6’11” Haslam will be one of the taller coaches strolling the Division I sidelines this season.
A native of England, Haslam spent his playing career at Wyoming before playing professionally in Europe and spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Lamar Community College in Colorado.
Haslam has also coached in England at the professional level as the rare player-assistant coach for the Everton Tigers and as the head coach of Everton Academy for the 2009-10 season.
“I went into this process looking for a coach who could fill a unique niche in this position, and Chris does that,” Montana State head coach Brad Huse said of Haslam. “Being from England and having played in multiple European countries as a professional he has international recruiting ties that we haven’t had here. In addition, Chris’ long professional career and ability to work with post players will provide balance to our staff.”