COACH SAUR'S FILE:
Thiel College 2011
California University (Pa.) 2012
Assistant Coach 118-68
Thiel College men's basketball 20-9
California University (Pa.) women's basketbal 18-10
Indiana Univaersity (Pa.) women's basketball 23-9
Stetson women's basketball 50-20
UMass Lowell women's basketball 7-20
David Saur joined the ULM women's basketball staff in May 2016.
"We're excited about the addition of David Saur to our coaching staff," said ULM head coach Jeff Dow. "He has had a great deal of success as an assistant at both the NCAA Division I and II levels. Over the course of his career he has demonstrated an ability to develop post players and I'm looking forward to seeing him work with our young posts."
"His track record as a recruiting coordinator is well-documented with a number of his student-athletes being named either all-conference or all-freshman, and a few have even gone on to play professionally."
Saur, who has been the recruiting coordinator at every one of his coaching stops, comes to the Bayou State after a one-year stint at UMass Lowell. While with the River Hawks, he mentored Lindsey Doucette and Kayla Gibbs to the best years of their collegiate tenures. Doucette for the first time in her career earned All-America East honors in 2016 and signed a professional contract in the top league in Switzerland.
Saur was previously at Stetson University, where he helped lead the program to the WNIT each of his two seasons there (2013-15). He was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Assistant Coach of the Year by FGBScouting.com, as well as one of the nation's top mid-major assistants. Saur's two years on the staff saw the Hatters produce their winningest two year stretch with 50 wins and 27 overall, 16 league wins from 2013-14 also both program records.
Statistically speaking, the 2013-14 Hatter squad set a program record with 17 games of 80 points or more, as well as nine 90-point outings and three more over triple-digits. The 2014-15 team finished in the top-15 nationally with a defensive field goal percentage of 35 percent.
Amber Porter and Sarah Sagerer, under Saur's tutelage, were named to the A-Sun all-freshman team including Porter being freshman of the year, in each of their respective freshman seasons (Porter 2014, Sagerer 2015). Porter also received Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015. During the 2015 season, both players ranked in the top 3 in the conference for blocked shots per game.
In two seasons as the teams recruiting coordinator Saur produced 3 all-freshman team members including Sarah Sagerer in 2015, A-SUN freshman of the year McKenna Beach and the second leading vote getter Myka Johnson-Matthews in 2016. In addition to freshman success Saur saw two recruits with the Hatters go on to successful pro careers with Alex Ciabattoni (Australia-WNBL) and Abigail Asoro (England-WBBL) earn rookie of the year in each of their respective countries top professional league. All-Star Girl's Report once ranked his recruiting class No. 1 in the A-Sun and No. 69 in the nation.
Saur and Dow worked together during the 2012-13 season at Indiana University (Pa.), where the nationally-ranked team finished 23-9 and reached the NCAA Tournament. He fulfilled his duties as the recruiting coordinator and post players' coach, where he developed Lindsay Stamp and Sarah Pastorek into All-American status.
Saur also served on the staff at D2 power California University (Pa.) (2011-2012)as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. As the recruiting coordinator, he secured a commitment from 3 players who went on to be starters for their 2014 NCAA D2 National Championship team. As well as a Division I transfer. As the guards coach, he mentored first-team all-conference selections Danielle Luckett and Amy Johns.
Saur started his career at D3 Thiel College (Pa.) with both the men’s and women’s programs (2008-2011). While with the men’s program in 2010-2011 they recorded a school-record 20 wins and went undefeated in conference play for the first time ever along with having the conference player of the year, coach of the year and two first team all-conference players.
Saur has helped prep many current professional basketball players through skill development workouts in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. Instructing the likes of current Sacramento King Rudy Gay, former Memphis Grizzle Donte Greene, former Indiana Pacer Sam Young, former Detroit Pistons’ Kim English and Dajuan Summers.
A native of Sykesville, Md., Saur graduated from Laurinburg Prep in Laurinburg, N.C., in 2007, where he helped his team to a top-15 finish in the USA Today prep school rankings as a starting guard. Saur then went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Thiel in 2011 and his Master's in Sport Management from Cal (Pa.) in 2012.