The fellow Mishawaka native, joins the Boilermakers after four years of work at the DIII level.
Layman came to Purdue after stops at Heidelberg University and Case Western Reserve, and he was a student-athlete at Manchester University in Northeast Indiana.
Layman was a two-sport athlete at Manchester, participating in men's basketball and track & field during his time with the Spartans. He still holds the school record in the 60-meter hurdles, and was a conference placewinner in several events, including the high jump and triple jump.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2012, Layman joined the Heidelberg women's basketball staff as a graduate assistant. In two seasons with the Student Prince, he served in a variety of roles, including recruiting, video services, strength & conditioning, and academic advising, and filled in as a co-interim head coach in the spring of 2013. Their top season in his tenure was a 12-14 mark in 2013-14, where they saw an impressive jump in their overall win total and qualified for the conference tournament for the first time in four years. While at Heidelberg, he also earned a master's degree in education. Most recently, Layman worked at Case Western Reserve as an assistant athletic trainer, serving with the Spartans' men's soccer, men's basketball and baseball programs.
Layman has been a regular at a variety of basketball summer camps for the last four years, including the Boilermakers' regiment that coaches various age groups. He also has traveled to Colorado, Eastern Kentucky and helped at Heidelberg during his tenure there. He was the head coach of The Training Area boys' varsity team in 2011, leading his squad to an American Youth Basketball Tour national runner-up finish.