Havens takes over men’s basketball post at ECU

East Central men's basketball coach Ja Havens. Photo courtesy ECU Sports Information.

It’s been a busy day for basketball in the state today.

East Central men's basketball coach Ja Havens.  Photo courtesy ECU Sports Information.

East Central men’s basketball coach Ja Havens. Photo courtesy ECU Sports Information.

Less than an hour after a new men’s basketball coach was announced in Weatherford, the same thing happened in Ada.

East Central tabbed Ja Havens to take the helm at East Central University.

Havens has spent the last eight as the assistant coach at Drury University.  Before that, he spent four seasons at the University of Tulsa as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations.

““I am the product of a coaching family and I will pass on the dedication, hard work and values that were instilled in me throughout my life,”” Havens said.  ““The leadership qualities that I learned from my coaches and mentors have prepared me well to guide a successful college program.””