NAU Athletics has taken the interim tag off of Shane Burcar and has named him head coach of the Lumberjacks men’s basketball program. The decision was announced on Wednesday. Burcar led the team to 16 wins, which is the most in program in the last five seasons. NAU athletic director Mike Marlow says the school went through an extensive search and at the end of the day Burcar “exhibited the most impassioned and thoughtful vision for Lumberjack basketball.” Burcar came to Flagstaff in 2018 as an assistant coach to then head coach Jack Murphy. Before then, he spent 12-years as the head coach at Mesa High School. Burcar was a finalist this season for the Jack B. Hall Award, given to the best first-year head coach in Division 1 basketball.