McMullen, the ninth coach in the 49-year history of Houghton men’s basketball, is a 2007 Houghton graduate and most recently served as director of basketball operations at NCAA Division I Rutgers University under head coach Eddie Jordan. He worked a total of six seasons at Rutgers, including one year as director of basketball operations, one year as director of player development and four seasons as the coordinator of basketball operations/video.
“Coach McMullen has squeezed a lot of experience into his career so far, and we are excited to welcome him back to Houghton to lead our men’s basketball program,” said Athletic Director H. “Skip” Lord. “His experiences at both the Division III and Division I levels and the skills he brings in recruiting and player development will have an immediate impact on our program. He also understands Houghton and the value we place on sports ministry, discipleship and academic mentoring.