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      NMU narrows in on four candidates for coaching position

      Northern Michigan University has narrowed down the search for the men's basketball head coach position to four candidates.

      According to NMU, the four candidates are Tom Brown, Dan Evans, Jeff Kaminsky, and Bill Shall.

      Tom Brown is the associate men's head coach at Winona (Minn.) State University. Brown has completed 15 seasons with Winona State and has 20 years of coaching experience.

      Dan Evans is the assistant men's coach at Hillsdale College, recently completing his sixth season.

      Jeff Kaminsky is the current head coach at Valley City (S.D.) State University. Kaminsky has coached the Valley City State Vikings for eight seasons including four seasons with 20 wins or more.

      Bill Sall is head coach of the Ferris State University men's basketball team. He has completed 11 seasons with the Ferris State Bulldogs. Sall has coached the Bulldogs to four Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division titles and three NCAA Division II tournament births.

      Evans will be the first to visit campus on April 29, followed by Brown (April 30), Kaminsky (May 1), and Sall (May 2). NMU is inviting the public and media to participate in a community forum during each of their visits at 2 p.m. in the Izzo-Mariucci Room at the Berry Events Center.

      "The search committee has done a great job," said NMU Athletic Director Forrest Karr. "Each committee member scored 98 qualified applicants, viewed and scored all 16 Skype interviews, and participated in discussions that led to the finalists being invited for on-campus interviews. Our goal now is to find the best fit for Northern Michigan University and the greater Marquette community."