Welcome Assistant Coach Gus Argenal

Welcome Assistant Coach Gus Argenal

Gus Argenal will join Eric Musselman’s staff for the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach for the Wolf Pack. Gus comes to the Wolf Pack after most recently being the head coach of the Cal State University East Bay men’s basketball team for the past four 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 2.93 grade point average. In the 2016-17 season the Pioneers improved their win total by three games including four CCAA road wins, which ties the school’s most in a season.

“We are excited to have the Argenal family, Gus, Hannah and their sons Bo and Ace, join the Wolf Pack,”  Musselman said. Gus joins the coaching staff as a former head coach at the collegiate level as well as experience as an assistant coach at Rice University and UC Davis, Chico State and as Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Texas, San Antonio and graduate assistant at Arizona State.

Prior to his three seasons with the Pioneers, Argenal spent two seasons as an assistant coach, one at Rice University and the other at University of California, Davis, and three seasons at California State University, Chico. 

"I am honored and excited to be joining the Wolf Pack basketball program! My family and I can not wait to embrace the Northern Nevada community and be a part of the energy that the Lawlor Event Center has night in and night out.’ Said Argenal. “Coach Musselman has transformed Nevada basketball in a short time and it is a very unique opportunity to join a coaching tree that includes some of the games best like, Scott Brooks (head coach of the Washington Wizards) and David Fizdale (current head Coach of Memphis Grizzlies). I am excited to work for a coaching staff that prides themselves on player development and helping student-athletes achieve success at a high level both athletically and academically.”

“We love the fact the he has coached at Division I and been a head coach at the Division II level as well. He has worked his way up from a graduate assistant in the PAC-12 and as a Basketball Director of Operations to a Division II head coach. He has a reputation as a coach with a great energy and enthusiasm Gus was a top Bay Area player in high school where he played for Frank Allocco Sr.. We feel Gus is a great compliment to Johnny Jones and Anthony Ruta.”

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See Gus’ former bios below:

Cal State East Bay - http://www.eastbaypioneers.com/coaches.aspx?rc=479&path=mbball

UC Davis - http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/argenal_gus00.html

Rice University - http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/gus_argenal_804376.html


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