TWIN FALLS-- When College of Southern Idaho coach Steve Gosar took over as head basketball coach for the Golden Eagles in 2008, there was an expectation of winning surrounding the program. He took over, and quickly guided the team to a national title just three years later in 2011. The future seemed bright for both the program and the young coach. Which is why it came as a surprise to many when Gosar announced on Monday that he was stepping down as head coach. His reason was simple; he wanted to spend more time with his family.
“My boys are getting older and they need me. My family needs me,” Gosar told KTVB. “I don't know if you can be a national champion at home and at the office, and on the court. If I have to choose, and I have to choose right now, and I am, I'm choosing to be one at home.”
Gosar leaves behind a track record of winning in his five years as head coach. Under his watch, the Golden Eagles compiled a 126-42 record, one national championship, and multiple conference championships.
Gosar will officially step down on June 30. College of Southern Idaho athletic director Joel Bate told KTVB that the search for his replacement will begin immediately.