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      Wardenburg aims to carry Indian Hills momentum as head coach

      New Indian Hills basketball coach John Wardenburg is confident he can continue the momentum of the highly successful program.

      Wardenburg got the job after his protege Barret Peery resigned on Monday.

      Peery is expected to be named as an assistant at Arizona State this week.

      KTVO caught up with Wardenburg to talk about his new position.

      The head coach said it's an exciting opportunity for him and his family.

      He feels honored and blessed to be entrusted with the leadership of the storied program.

      "This is a great place with unbelievable support from our administration and from our fans here at Indian Hills," said Wardenburg. "It's a great place. There's not a better junior college in America than right here."

      The first step Wardenburg took as head coach was to keep his roster intact by making sure players were returning.

      He began to assemble a coaching staff as well.

      Wardenburg also said he's hitting the ground running in terms of recruiting.

      The team's ultimate goal to win a national title has not changed.

      Wardenburg also hopes to keep the Warriors tradition of turning out Division 1 players alive.