I've mentioned the MAC/Horizon League similarities before, and now Kevin Mondro, former Loyola assistant under Jim Whitesell and associate head coach at Detroit is making the jump.
Mondro was announced earlier today as an assistant at Eastern Michigan University under new head coach Rob Murphy.
He's a bit of a Horizon League success story. Mondro started at the complete bottom of the chain as a walk-on at Detroit and went on to play three seasons before an injury sidelined him for his senior year.
After his playing years were over Mondro quickly climbed the ladder, serving first as director of basketball operations at Detroit and then as an assistant and then associate head coach under Perry Watson. He was even interim head coach for 16 games upon Watson's departure before Loyola snatched him up.
With the amount of crossover games between the MAC and Horizon League in
recent seasons it's no wonder EMU chose Mondro. The HL hasn't seen the
end of him.