Oskaloosa native moving up coaching ladder


FARGO, ND – Former Indian Hills and William Penn University graduate, Josh Sash, is joining the Men’s Basketball coaching staff at North Dakota State. Bison Head Coach David Richman made the announcement Monday. 

“I’ve known Josh for some time now and have always been impressed with his character and work ethic,” said Richman. “The opportunity to welcome Josh, Analeigh and their entire family, is something we’re thrilled about. Josh’s experiences, including most recently being a head coach, will have a great impact on us as we continue to build our program and develop our student-athletes on and off the court.”

Sash, a native of Oskaloosa, has coached at various levels through his 17 years of experience. Beginning as a student-assistant for the Statesmen from 2003-2007, Sash has worked in a variety of roles, including most recently as the head coach at Des Moines Area Community College. 

In his one year at the helm of the Bears, Sash led DMACC to a 29-4 record, a Region XI championship, and a berth in the NJCAA national tournament. Sash was named the Region XI Coach of the Year. He was also a member of the Indian Hills staff from 2015-2017.   

In his time as the top assistant at Indian Hills, Sash recruited and coached two NJCAA All-Americans, 12 all-region performers, and 25 Division I signees. The Warriors went 58-10 and swept the Region XI regular season and tournament championships in both seasons.

“My family and I are excited and thankful to be joining Coach Richman and his staff at NDSU. His character and the culture that he’s created within the NDSU basketball program resonated with me immediately,” said Sash. “I was instantly attracted to the opportunity to join a program and athletic department that is passionate about winning and has sustained a high level of success. I’m eager to move to Fargo and get to work with the student-athletes and staff.”

NDSU swept the Summit League regular season and tournament championships in 2020, earning its fourth NCAA Tournament berth in seven years.

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