Photo from Samford University website
Ty Margenthaler (center) was hired Monday as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Saint Louis University.
ST. LOUIS — Former Roxana High boys’ basketball coach Ty Margenthaler is coming home.
Margenthaler was hired Monday as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Saint Louis University. Head coach Lisa Stone made the announcement. Margenthaler replaces Glenn Box, who accepted an assistant coaching job at Indiana earlier this month.
From 1996-98, Margenthaler coached at Roxana High and guided the Shells to a 31-22 record during those two seasons. The 1997-98 team, which went 21-6, won the South Central Conference and regional championships.
Last season, Margenthaler was Samford University’s recruiting coordinator and was instrumental in the Bulldogs finishing 20-11. At SLU, he will serve as team’s recruiting coordinator and work with the Billikens’ post players, in addition to handling regular scouting, game preparation and practice duties.
It’s Margenthaler’s second stint as an assistant on Stone’s staff. He served five seasons (2006-11) with her at Wisconsin, where he was in charge of post player development and was the Badgers’ recruiting coordinator. Margenthaler also was a head coach at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau. He played college ball for his dad, Jack, at SIUE.
“I am extremely excited to join Coach Stone and her staff at Saint Louis University,” Margenthaler said. “I’m looking forward to assisting her and the future development of her program. It’s going to be a pleasure to introduce potential student-athletes to the Billiken family.”
Stone said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Ty to Saint Louis University and the Billiken family. He comes from a basketball family and is a highly respected and proven recruiter. Ty knows how I operate and will be a tremendous asset to our program as we build on the success we enjoyed last season.”
Prior to his stint at Samford, Margenthaler spent four seasons as the head coach at Southeast Missouri of the Ohio Valley Conference. His teams held 34 opponents to fewer than 60 points and increased their offensive output by more than 10 points per game. The Redhawks also excelled academically, posting the nation’s fifth-best grade point average in 2012-13.
Wisconsin’s 95-68 record during Margenthaler’s tenure in Madison included a school-record 23 victories in 2006-07. The Badgers finished second in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament that season in the first of five consecutive postseason appearances (four WNIT, one NCAA). UW tied for third place in the Big Ten Conference in Margenthaler’s final two years.
His coaching experience also includes six seasons as an assistant at Bradley and one season as an assistant at SIUE.
After collecting All-State plaudits as a senior at Macomb High School and playing two years at Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College, Margenthaler spent the final two seasons of his career at SIUE. He averaged 16 points and started every game for the Cougars.
Margenthaler holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and kinesiology from SIUE. He and his wife, Julie, are the parents of sons Brice and Nate.