Ben Finkbeiner
Ben  Finkbeiner

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Oral Roberts, 2006


USU vs WNMU 11/03/2014 Womens Basketball

USU vs WNMU 11/03/2014 Womens Basketball

Ben Finkbeiner joined the Utah State women's basketball coaching staff entering the 2014-15 season.

Finkbeiner, the son of head coach Jerry Finkbeiner, comes to Utah State after three years as an assistant coach at Boise State. At Utah State, Finkbeiner will serve as the recruiting coordinator.

In three years with the Broncos, he coached several Boise State to Mountain West postseason honors. In addition, seven players earned Mountain West all-academic team recognition. Last season, the Broncos advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational.

Prior to Boise State, the younger Finkbeiner spent three seasons as an assistant coach at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M. He served in several capacities, including the recruiting coordinator, guard position coach, defense coach, strength and conditioning coach and assisted with scouting. In his last season (2010-11) at NMJC the team recorded a 20-win season going 20-10 and 6-6 in league. In 2009-10, Finkbeiner helped guide the team to the program's first postseason appearance in eight years, finishing third in the conference with a 16-14 overall mark. During Finkbeiner's first season in 2008-09, the Lady T-Birds had a 17-win campaign, an improvement of 14 wins over the previous year. In his final two seasons at NMJC, he coached five Lady T-Birds to all-conference honors, two to all-conference honorable mention and one player to NJCAA All-Region 5 honors. Prior to New Mexico Junior College, Finkbeiner spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the University of Central Oklahoma's men's basketball team in Edmond, Okla. The Bronchos ended the 2007-2008 season with a 28-6 record, reaching the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

Before UCO, Finkbeiner served as the director of basketball operations for the Oral Roberts University women's basketball team in Tulsa, Okla., where Jerry Finkbeiner was the head coach. He assisted the program in winning the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, as well as earning a berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Finkbeiner and his wife, Alycia, have two sons, Zane and Jude. The family lives in Wellsville.

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