Juckem takes head coaching job at Washington Uni. (St. Louis, Mo.)

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - UW-Oshkosh announced the departure of men’s basketball Head Coach Pat Juckem on Tuesday. Juckem has accepted the head men’s basketball coaching position at Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.)

Juckem takes over at Washington University, a Division III program, after its long-time head coach Mark Edwards retired after 37 years on the sideline.

Juckem spent six seasons as the UWO head coach, helping the Titans to a national champion runner up in the NCAA Division III Championship game this past in March (78-72 loss to Nebraska-Weslyan).

During his tenure at UW-Oshkosh, Juckem compiled a 95-73 (.565) record including three-straight DIII tournament appearances.

Juckem led UW-Oshkosh to three consecutive top-three Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) finishes for the first time since 1966-68.

The Titans played in the WIAC Tournament championship game in 2015, 2016 and 2017, winning the title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA postseason in 2016.

Juckem won his 200th career game in the Titans' 73-57 victory over Ramapo College (N.J.) in the 2018 national semifinals.

He was the head men's basketball coach at Coe College (Iowa) from 2006-12, compiling an overall record of 105-79 (.571). Juckem led the Kohawks to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in both the 2006 and 2012 seasons.

Juckem was also an assistant men's basketball and football coach at Lawrence University from 1999-2005 and the head boys basketball coach at Manitowoc Roncalli High School from 1996-99.

Juckem earned his bachelor's degree Lawrence University in 1995. He and his wife, Elissa, are the parents of Emmett and Gavin.