LA CROSSE, WI - UW-La Crosse named Kent Dernbach head coach of the men's basketball team on Monday.
Dernbach was the interim coach for the Eagles this past season, leading the team to a 13-13 record and a 6th place finish in the WIAC.
Now that he has the job permanently, Dernbach said he wants to turn UW-L into a conference and national contender.
"That's the goal. You look at what has been done here across all of our sports. Raising the level of play. And the expectation should be competing for championship in this league in a consistent basis. And if we are able to do that we are going to be one of the best teams in the country," Dernbach said.