After leading Saint Louis to a 28-7 record and an NCAA Tournament berth this season, Jim Crews was named the school's head coach on Friday.
Crews had served as interim coach all season after Rick Majerus fell gravely ill and stepped down before he passed away in December.
The Billikens completed their best season in history under Crews, winning the Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament championships and reaching the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament before losing to Oregon in their first trip to the Big Dance in 12 years.
Crews, who had served as an assistant under Majerus at Saint Louis since 2011, was named national coach of the year by The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Crews, 59, was a head coach at Army and Evansville before coming to Saint Louis. He also played on Indiana's 1976 unbeaten national championship team.