Cajuns basketball assistant coach Gus Hauser is leaving the program after three seasons, school announces _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Ragin Cajuns guard Johnathan Stove (22), assistant coach Gus Hauser and forward Shawn Long celebrate during a Sun Belt tournament game against Texas State at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Friday, March 13, 2015.

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball assistant coach Gus Hauser is leaving the program to help run a family business in his native Kentucky, the school announced Friday night.

Hauser, a native of Barbourville, Kentucky, spent three seasons with the Ragin’ Cajuns after stints at Wofford, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State and Louisville. During Hauser’s 13 years at the Division I level, he was part of nine postseason appearances (four NCAA, two NIT, two CIT, one CBI), and his teams have a record of 266-166.

Joshua Parrott of Basketball Times reported that Hauser would return to Kentucky to work for PT Pros, his family’s physical therapy/sports rehabilitation business. Parrott added that director of student-athlete development Josten Crow “was expected to be promoted” to Hauser’s position; Crow played under head coach Bob Marlin at Sam Houston State.

“We appreciate the contributions that Gus has made to our program for the last three years,” Marlin said in a university news release. “We hate to see him leave, but we wish him well moving forward.”