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UT-Martin head coach Heath Schroyer leaves to become assistant head coach at NC State

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NC State filled its final assistant coaching vacancy with Tennessee-Martin head coach Heath Schroyer, the school announced Thursday. Schoyer, who has been a head coach at a trio of mid-major schools, had just finished his second year as the head man at UT-Martin.

From the school's release, here's Mark Gottfried's statement:

"I'm excited to have Heath join our staff. He has done an outstanding job at UT-Martin, and has had success as both a head coach and as an assistant," said Gottfried. "Heath's programs have traditionally shown great improvement, he is a strong on-floor and in-game coach, and is a proven recruiter at the highest level."

Schroyer got his D-I coaching start as an assistant at BYU, and not long after that had his first head coaching job, at Portland State. He also served as head coach at Wyoming, but that tenure ended badly, and it was another four years before UT-Martin came calling.

While at UTM, he did a nice job of elevating the team from the 300s in the Pomeroy Ratings into the top 200. The Skyhawks program he inherited hadn't won double-digit games in three seasons. They won 20 in each of his two years there.

Schroyer has also been part of some successful recruiting efforts, most notably as an assistant at UNLV, where he helped bring in a couple of top-25 classes.

At UT-Martin, he was making around $210,000 annually. No doubt NC State bumped that considerably.