Former L-P boys’ basketball coach and teacher Luke Yaklich is moving from Michigan to Texas.
The University of Texas announced Friday the hiring of the 43-year-old to be an associate head coach. Yaklich is credited with transforming the University of Michigan’s men’s basketball team’s defense during the last two years, one of which included a trip to the championship game. Before that he was an assistant at Illinois State University. Yaklich coached boys’ basketball at L-P from 2003 thru 2007.
Upon being hired by the Longhorns, Yaklich said “I want to help us become the best possible defensive team that we can and work with each of our student-athletes on a daily basis to help them grow on and off the court.”