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Evansville native David Ragland joins Butler basketball staff

INDIANAPOLIS – David Ragland, who once nearly landed the head coaching job at Evansville, has been hired by Butler as an assistant basketball coach.

Ragland, an Evansville native, turns 40 on Wednesday. He is coming off three years as an assistant at Utah State after stops at Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Indiana State and Frank Phillips College.

He was 44-19 as head coach at Vincennes University from 2008 to 2010.

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Ragland was considered to be runner-up to Walter McCarty in Evansville’s 2018 coaching search.