College Coach Now Alumni List
Each of these coaches have accessed my expertise to help them achieve their goals in their coaching career.
The Path of a college basketball manager
John Adams - ISU manager to Full time assistant coach, University of Wyoming
Nate Loenzer - ISU manager to Full time assistant, University of Southern Miss
Andy Helton - Miami-OH manager to Full time assistant, Texas-Corpus Christi
Brynjar Brynjarsson - ISU Manager to Head Coach, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa
Lawrence Frank - University Indiana manager to Head Coach, New Jersey Nets-NBA
SUCCESS STORY - Brian Hagen
Brian served as a student manager at Iowa State for Tim Floyd and Larry Eustachy for 4 years. He impressed Floyd so much he was hired by the Chicago Bulls when Floyd took over. His next stop was as an assistant for Ronnie Arrow at University of Texas-Corpus Christi. Brian re-joined Tim Floyd as an video coordinator for the New Orleans Hornets. In his 5 years with the club, he advanced from video coordinator to scout to NBA draft consultant/special assistant to the GM of the Hornets. In 2012 Brian was named the Chicago Bull's first assistant General Manager. Brian works under the supervision of GM Gar Forman, a former Iowa State assistant coach.
The Path of a junior high or high school coach
Anthony Grant - Miami Sr. HS assistant TO Head Coach, University of Alabama
Spencer Esslinger - Ames HS assistant TO Assistant coach, Des Moines Area C.C.
Dave Schultz - Waukesha, WI. North HS asst. TO Head Coach, Carroll College
Jeff Rutter - Cameron, WI. HS Coach TO Assistant Coach, Iowa State University
Terry Carroll - Ft. Dodge HS Coach TO Head Coach, Univ. of Denver
SUCCESS STORY -John Pigatti
John graduated from Dayton University in 1985 and begin coaching in YMCA's and local high schools. He got his first break in college with Elmhurst College, Illinois. He moved from there to Creighton University where the Bluejays won the MVC and advanced into the second round of the NCAA tournament. Over the next 15 years he assisted at Texas A & M, Western Michigan, Saint Joseph's College, Illinois, Akron, Chicago State, Kent State, and St. Francis College, PA. He was been a force on the summer basketball scene for many year and is the head coach of the Five Star Basketball Post Development Camp, where he instructed several top 100 high school players in the country. In his first year as the head coach of South Suburban College he led his team to a 7th place finish in the NJCAA Div. II tournament. His 26 win season represents one of the greatest turnarounds in recent memory.
This Path led to the NBA , CBA, NBDL, and Foreign Pro Coaching
Scott Howard—High school student assistant to Scout, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA. Also served as Director of Foreign Scouting, Toronto Raptors
Bob Sundvold—South Dakota State player to Head Coach, Kansas City Knights, CBA
Nick Nurse—student assistant Univ. of South Dakota to Head Coach, NDBL, Des Moines, Iowa and English National Team head coach
Paths led to Head College Coaching Positions
Greg Lansing - Student Assistant university Of South Dakota to Head Coach, Indiana State University
BJ Hill - Junior College Assistant, NIACC, Iowa, to Head Coach, Northern Colorado University
Ben Jacobson - Univ. of North Dakota player to Head Coach, University of Northern Iowa
Greg McDermott - UNI player to Head Coach, Creighton University
Kevin McGuff - Student Miami of Ohio to Head Women’s coach , Xavier University, OH
Ben Conrad - UNI manager to Head Women’s coach, Upper Iowa University
Tom Stackpool - Minnesota high school coach to head coach, Mesabi Range College, MN
Jose Fernandez - Assistant HS coach to Head Women’s Coach, Univ. of South Florida
Kyle Green - Player/coach overseas as to Head Coach Lewis University, IL, UNI Assistant
Rico Burkett - Univ. of North Dakota player to Head Coach, Wayne state university, NE.
Howard Gauthier - Camp coach, University of Arizona to Head Coach, Wartburg college
Shane Murphy - Drake player to head coach, Sioux Falls College, SD
Matt Margenthaler - Iowa State Player to head coach, University of Minnesota, Mankato, MN>
Craig McMillan - Arizona player to Head Coach, Santa Rosa CC, California
Mark Fox - High school coach to Head Coach, Bethel College, KS.
Orv Salmon - Highs school coach to Head Coach , DMACC, Boone Iowa
Jerry Olson - HS coach, Iowa to head coach, Panhandle State, OK
Dave Wolter - Arizona camp coach to Head Coach, Valparaiso Women's basketball, Indiana
Donnie Tyndall - Assistant JC coach to Head Coach, Morehead State University
Kevin Reynolds - Assistant coach Drake University to Head Coach, Slippery Rock, PA
The Part to College Assistant Positions
Dave Edwards - Student Assistant Moody Bible College TO Assistant coach, Iowa State University
Mike Hill - UNI manager to Head Coach, strength training, Georgetown University
Dave Schlabaugh - HS student assistant to assistant coach, Morningside college, Iowa
Trey Chapman - JUCO assistant to assistant coach, Middle Tennessee State University
David Adelman - Camp promoter to assistant coach Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI.
Kevin Reynolds - Student assistant to Assistant coach, Morehead State University
Scott Schreffler - Evansville player to Assistant coach, Stetson University
BJ McGinn - HS assistant coach to Assistant coach, DMACC, Boone, Iowa
Tryg Johnson - Montana State player to Assistant Coach, Montana State Univ.
Eric Henderson - Wayne State player to Assistant coach Iowa State University
Erik Crawford - UNI Player to assistant coach Iowa state university
Temesghen Starr - Assistant HS Coach to assistant coach, Marshalltown CC, Iowa
Matt Woodley - Camp coach to Assistant coach, Washington State University
Matt Skillman - ISU manager to Assistant coach, Garden City CC, KS.
Bob Sandquist - HS coach to Assistant coach, Drake University
Josh Carper - ISU student manager to Head of Special Basketball Projects, Iowa State University
Billy Fennelly - Student assistant to Administrative Assistant, Iowa State University Women
Austin Norris - ISU manager to Assistant coach University of Southern Mississippi
Mark Pearson - ISU manager to Dir. Of BB operations, University of Maryland Women’s basketball
Neil Hayhurst - ISU manager to Assistant coach Marshalltown CC, Iowa
Dana Goodwin - Junior High coach to Assistant coach, DMACC, Iowa
Jonas Beugen - NDSU manager to Dir. Of Basketball Operations, Stetson University
PJ Hogan - To Assistant coach, University of Northern Iowa
Steve forbes - AAU high school player to Assistant coach, University of Tennessee
Rich Walrond - Junior college coach to assistant coach, Stetson University
BECAME HEAD/ASSISTANT High School COACHES
Derek Schulte — ISU manager to Head Coach, Montezuma HS, Iowa
Steve O’Brien — Marquette manager to Assistant Coach, Homestead HS, WI.
Jason Adkins — Miami of Ohio manager to Head Coach, Moeller HS, Cincinnati, OH
Dan Kelly — summer camp coach to Head Coach, Episcopal HS, Houston, TX
Scott Nelson — high school camp coach to AD & Sophomore coach, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Iowa