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Reports: Herb Sendek next head coach at Santa Clara

We now know the face of the post-Kerry Keating era at Santa Clara.

Sendek while head coach of Arizona State.
Sendek while head coach of Arizona State.
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Former Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek will take over the top job with the Santa Clara Broncos, according to multiple media outlets and first reported by ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Santa Clara has yet to officially comment on the situation.

The 53 year old Sendek spent nine seasons at Arizona State from 2006 through 2015. He compiled a 159-137 record with the Sun Devils and was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year in 2010. Before Arizona State Sendek was the head coach at North Carolina State and Miami (OH).

Sendek will replace Kerry Keating who was let go after the end of this season. Keating led the Broncos to a 139-159 record over nine seasons in Santa Clara. Under Keating the Broncos won two postseason titles, the 2011 CIT and 2013 CBI. Those were the Broncos only winning seasons under Keating. Santa Clara went 11-20 (7-11 WCC) this season.

Santa Clara has not made the NCAA Tournament since 1996, when Steve Nash was a Bronco. Sendek has made the big dance eight times and at least once in each of his three previous stops as a head coach.