Bruce Weber completed his first head coaching assignment with USA Basketball as the head coach of the 2019 USA Men’s U19 World Cup Team that earned a 7-0 record and gold medal at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.
Following that performance, Weber was named as a co-recipient of the 2019 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award.
He previously served as a 2009-12 Men’s Junior National Team committee member and court coach.
Weber currently is in the midst of his eighth season at Kansas State (2012-13 to present), where he has compiled a 150-89 record (.628 winning percentage) through the 2018-19 season.
In 21 seasons as a head coach, he owns a 463-244 overall record (.655) through 2018-19.
In 2018-19, Weber led the Wildcats to a 25-9 overall record and 14-4 Big 12 Conference record, which tied with his 2012-13 team for most conference wins in school history, and he led the Wildcats to their 21st conference championship. K-State advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time under Weber and for a third consecutive season. The Wildcats finished the season in at No. 18 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the final USA Today Coaches poll for the second straight year. Additionally, K-State finished as one of the top defensive teams in the country, allowing 59.6 points per game, which ranked fourth nationally.
Weber has guided the Wildcats to 20-win seasons five times during his tenure, including consecutive 25-win campaigns for the first time in school history in 2017-18 and 2018-19. He led K-State to a pair of Big 12 regular season titles during his tenure, including the school’s first conference championship in 36 seasons in his debut season in 2012-13.
Weber is the fourth current Big 12 head coach to win 450 games in a career, joining Bob Huggins, Bill Self and Lon Kruger. His 463 career wins rank 31st nationally among Division I head coaches, while his .655 winning percentage places 33rd among coaches with a minimum of five years Division I experience.
Prior to K-State, Weber was the head coach at University of Illinois (2003-2011) and Southern Illinois University (1998-2003). During the Wildcat’s run in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Weber became the 10th Division I head coach to take three different schools to the Sweet 16.
His teams participated in postseason play 15 times, including 13 NCAA Tournament appearances. He has won 15 NCAA Tournament games, including trips to the Sweet 16 in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2018 and the Elite Eight in 2005 and 2018. Weber’s teams have won a combined seven conference regular season and tournament championships, including the Missouri Valley Conference (2002, 2003), Big Ten Conference (2004, 2005) and Big 12 Conference (2013, 2019).
As an assistant coach to Gene Keady at Purdue University for 18 seasons (1980-81 to 1997-98), Weber was a court coach at trials for the 1991 USA Men’s Pan American Games Team, and he also spent time with the 1989 USA Men’s World University Games and 1985 R. Williams Jones Cup Teams that were led by Keady.
In 39 years of college coaching experience, Weber has been a part of nearly 900 victories, 28 NCAA Tournament appearances and 14 conference championships at Western Kentucky University, Purdue, Southern Illinois and K-State.
He received his bachelor’s degree in education from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1978 and his master’s degree in education administration and physical education from Western Kentucky in 1981.
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