GWU's Holtmann resigns to take position at Butler

Jul. 15, 2013 @ 10:49 AM

Gardner-Webb University men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann stepped down Monday morning to accept an assistant coaching position at Butler University.

Holtmann, 41, was successful in a major rebuilding effort in his three seasons at the helm of Gardner-Webb, leading the Runnin' Bulldogs to a Division I era-record 21 wins and a berth in the Postseason Tournament (CIT) in 2012-2013.

Holtmann's squad finished on a regular season streak that saw GWU win 10 of its final 11 games and finish just a game out of first place in the Big South Conference standings.

A search for Holtmann's replacement will take place immediately.