Eric Musselman

Head Coach
Eric Musselman was named the 18th coach at the University of Nevada on March 26, 2015.  On May 9th, 2017, Coach Musselman signed a new five-year contract to coach the Wolf Pack through the 2021-22 season. Musselman led the Wolf Pack to its first Mountain West regular season and tournament titles this past season. The Mountain West tournament title earned Nevada its first NCAA tournament appearance in a decade. The community support shown last season was evident as Nevada averaged a school record 8,923 fans and had six games of over 10,00...

Johnny Jones

Assistant Coach
Former Louisiana State University head coach Johnny Jones has been named associate head coach of Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball by head coach Eric Musselman. Jones joins the staff after one of the most successful seasons in Wolf Pack history.“We are absolutely thrilled that coach Jones has joined our staff,” said Musselman. “I saw the leadership and basketball knowledge he possesses when we worked together at LSU. He’s going to be a very important part of many more tournament runs here at Nevada.”Jones won 90 games in his five ye...

Gus Argenal

Assistant Coach
Gus is entering his first season as an assistant coach at Nevada. Gus will assist in recruiting, player development, scouting, in addition, his in-depth background and success in academics will make him a great asset to our Wolf Pack program. Gus comes to the Wolf Pack after most recently being at the helm of the Division II Cal State University East Bay men’s basketball team for the past three seasons. The Cal State East Bay Pioneers saw remarkable improvements on and off the court under Argenal’s direction. The teams he led averaged a 2....

Anthony Ruta

Assistant Coach
University of Nevada head men's basketball coach Eric Musselman has promoted Anthony Ruta to Assistant Coach.  "I'm happy I was able to hire Anthony as an Assistant coach," Musselman said. "I worked with him at Arizona State and we spoke then about working together in the future. He is a tireless worker and has a great mind for organization. Anthony will be a great asset to the Wolf Pack basketball family." I'm very excited about the opportunity to join the Wolf Pack staff," Ruta said. "The University of Nevada is a great basketball prog...

Brandon Chambers

Director of Basketball Operations
Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has promoted Brandon Chambers to Director of Basketball Operations for the Wolf Pack.  Last season, Chambers was the Video Coordinator for the Pack.Chambers comes to Nevada from Paul VI High School located in Fairfax, Va. where he helped guide the team to a 20-14 record and 10-8 mark in the Washington Capital Athletic Conference as an assistant basketball coach.  The Panthers earned a spot in the WCAC playoffs.For two seasons, 2013-15, he worked as an assistant coach at Marymount Uni...

Hays Myers

Graduate Assistant Coach
Hays Myers joins the Wolf Pack staff after five years as a student manager for the Louisiana State University men’s basketball team. Myers began his career at LSU under Head Coach Trent Johnson and his staff. After one year, Johnson left for TCU and Johnny Jones was hired at LSU. Myers worked for four years under Jones. In 2014, Jones hired Eric Musselman as Associate Coach. Myers worked directly with coach Musselman on scouting reports.In Myers’ fourth year as a manager and third with coach Jones, LSU went to the first round of the NCAA to...

James Hall, Jr.

Academic Advisor
James Hall, Jr. came to the University of Nevada in 2014 as an athletics academic advisor and started working with the men’s basketball team in the spring of 2015.  Hall strives to have student-athletes be successful on the court and in the classroom but more importantly in life.After high school, Hall played football at New Mexico State University from 2009-11, before transferring to Tiffin University to finish his is football playing career.  Hall received his bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Tiffin Universit...

Patrick Ackerman

Graduate Assistant
Patrick Ackerman spent one year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia. At Bridgewater Ackerman recruited athletes and scouted opponents, in addition, Ackerman worked with players individually as well as monitored academics. Ackerman is a 2016 graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in leadership. Ackerman will pursue his master’s degree in educational leadership. He played basketball at Penn State and Detroit Mercy.

Christian Murphy

Graduate Assistant
Christian Murphy spent the past year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Central College in Pella, Iowa. During his time at Central College, Murphy was the head JV coach. He also specialized in recruiting, alumni relations and player development. Murphy graduated from Butler University in 2016, where he was four-year student manager for the Bulldogs, two years as a head manager. He received his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in journalism. Murphy will be pursuing his master’s degree in educationa...

Robert Edwards

Graduate Assistant
Robert Edwards will be joining the staff after spending time as a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska. Edwards received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in communications with a minor in coaching, in December of 2016. As a graduate assistant he assisted with game preparations, workouts, administrative tasks as well as served as the head team manager. At Nevada, Edwards will be doing many similar tasks as he pursues his master’s degree in justice management.

Derek Saich

Academic & Video Assistant
Derek Saich will be stepping in this season to assist with academics, administration and video coordination. Saich comes from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was most recently the director of academics and video coordinator for the men’s basketball team. Prior to graduating he served as a team manager for four seasons. Saich holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in biopsychology.