Northern State head men’s basketball coach Paul Sather announced his resignation from the program Thursday and has been named the new head men’s coach at the University of North Dakota. He will take over the Fighting Hawks program, replacing coach Brian Jones who stepped down after 13 seasons at UD this year. Sather has a 162-82 record at Northern over the past nine years. He was named the NSIC coach of the year the past two seasons and two years ago was a missed buzzer-beater away from winning a Division II National Championship. Northern athletic director Josh Moon says a nationwide search for Sather’s replacement will begin immediately.