Wichita State Shockers

Reports: Assistant Kyle Lindsted leaving Wichita State for Minnesota

Kyle Lindsted
Kyle Lindsted

According to multiple reports, Wichita State assistant coach Kyle Lindsted is in the process of completing a deal to become an assistant coach on Richard Pitino's staff at Minnesota. The news was first reported by KWCH Sports' Will Kunkel.

Lindsted, 41, is a Wichita native who was a WSU assistant and a top recruiter for Gregg Marshall the past three seasons after spending the previous 15 years turning Sunrise Christian Academy into a prep powerhouse.

Pitino confirmed he is working to finalize a deal this week that will make Lindsted his final assistant coach hire, he told the The Star Tribune in Minnesota on Monday.

“We’re excited about him," Pitino told The Star Tribune. "He’s one of the best recruiters in the country and very passionate about it.”

Pitino is entering his sixth season at Minnesota, where he has a 90-78 record and has led the Gophers to one NCAA Tournament appearance. Minnesota finished 15-17 last season.

Minnesota recently completed a $166 million project to create an "athletes village" on campus for its football and basketball players. It is believed to be currently one of, if not the nicest facility in the Big 10.

If Lindsted does indeed leave, Marshall will look to hire a third assistant to join Donnie Jones and Isaac Brown.