2017-18 Men's Basketball
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2017-18 Men's Basketball Coaches
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Dave Schlabaugh
Head Coach- 1st Season

Dave Schlabaugh was appointed to lead Cornell’s men’s basketball program in May 2017, becoming the 17th head coach in the program’s 109-year history.  

Schlabaugh (pronounced SLAW-baugh) was the lead assistant on Cornell’s staff during the 2016-17 season, helping guide the Rams to a third-place finish in the Midwest Conference and the program’s first postseason berth since 2009-10.

“I want to thank President Brand, Jeff Meeker and everyone involved in the search process for giving me the opportunity to lead this program,” said Schlabaugh, a Kalona native. “I’m excited and blessed to have such a great group of young men to work with. We are looking forward as a team to continue our progress in building a great program.”

Schlabaugh carries more than 30 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels in the Hawkeye State. He takes over a Cornell team that finished 11-7 in the MWC, winning its final six games of the regular season. The Rams lose only two players to graduation. 

“We are thrilled to have Coach Schlabaugh take the reins of our men’s basketball program,” said Cornell Interim Director of Athletics Jeff Meeker. “His character, passion for our student-athletes and extensive coaching experience make him a perfect fit for Cornell. We are very excited about the future and look forward to Dave’s leadership in helping our program move forward.”

“I’m honored to work with a great athletic staff here. I think Cornell is such a unique institution, and to be able to recruit student-athletes is special,” Schlabaugh said. “I’d also like to thank my family for all the support they have given me.”  

Schlabaugh has been a lead instructor for Snow Valley Basketball School since 1999 and is actively involved with USA Basketball.

A 1992 graduate of Morningside College, Schlabaugh had a successful seven-year stint as head boys coach at Williamsburg High School from 2008-15. He compiled an overall record of 106-60, which included a 24-3 mark during his final campaign when the Raiders placed fourth in the Class 3A State Tournament.

Schlabaugh guided Williamsburg to WaMaC Conference championships in 2014-15 and 2010-11, while earning league Coach of the Year honors both seasons. He was named 2015 Class 3A District Coach of the Year by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA).

Schlabaugh’s coaching career began as boys’ assistant at Mid-Prairie High School (1984-88) under legendary Hall of Fame Coach Don Showalter. He then made stops as an assistant at Iowa Lakes Community College (1988-90), Morningside College (1990-96) and Mid-Prairie (2003-08) before taking the head job at Williamsburg.

At Morningside, he was part of the 1995 team that advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division II Tournament. While at Mid-Prairie, he was voted IBCA Class 2A Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2007. His 2006-07 Mid-Prairie squad finished runner-up in the state tournament.

Schlabaugh, a Mid-Prairie High School graduate, earned his associate’s degree in education from Iowa Lakes Community College and received his bachelor’s in physical education from Morningside.

Schlabaugh resides in Williamsburg with his wife Julie. They have four children: Lindsay, 22, Zach, 20, Carly, 19, and Gabe, 15.

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John Androus
Assistant Coach- 1st Season

Androus was hired as the lead assistant on Coach Dave Schlabaugh's men's basketball staff in May 2017.  

Androus, an accomplished four-year player at Luther College (2010-14), had been a graduate assistant the past two seasons at NAIA’s Mount Mercy University. The Lindenhurst, Ill., native fills Cornell’s full-time assistant position that was held by Schlabaugh in 2016-17.

“We are very excited to have John join our coaching staff,” said Schlabaugh, hired in early May to lead Cornell’s program. “John emerged from a large pool of candidates and is a perfect fit for our program.

“I’ve had great feedback on what John can bring to our program from a lot of people I trust in basketball. He had a great career at Luther playing for Coach (Mark) Franzen. John does an amazing job relating to players and will be a valuable recruiter.”

Androus was part of Mount Mercy’s 2016-17 squad that finished 21-12, tied for second in the Heart of America Conference and earned a berth in the NAIA Division I National Tournament. The previous season, the Mustangs went 26-8 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NAIA Division II National Tournament under Androus’ guidance.

Androus served as Mount Mercy’s top assistant and head JV coach during his two seasons in Cedar Rapids. He was head freshmen coach at Antioch (Ill.) High School in 2014-15.

Androus earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in classical studies from Luther in May 2014.

A three-year team captain at Luther, Androus finished in the program’s career top-10 in points, rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage. A two-time all-Iowa Conference selection, Androus earned first team honors as a senior and tabbed to the D3hoops.com All-West Region Second Team. In 2012-13, he was voted IIAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Androus helped lead the Norse to 71 victories during his playing career in Decorah. Luther claimed two IIAC regular-season championships (2012-13, 2010-11) and took second in the IIAC Tournament his senior season. As a freshman, Luther won IIAC regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the Round of 32 at the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Androus was invited to play on the USA Division III Select Team in July 2014. The team played against professional clubs in Brazil. 

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Nick Bobb
Assistant Coach- 3rd Season
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David Pollicita
Manager- 3rd Season
Ryan Lee
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season