Todd Okeson Returns to Reno

Todd Okeson Returns to Reno

The University of Nevada Men's Basketball program welcomes back a familiar face in former Wolf Pack standout, Todd Okeson. The recently hired dssistant director of basketball operations returns to Reno after numerous stops along the collegiate and professional levels.

"We are excited to welcome Todd and his family back to Wolf Pack Nation," said Eric Musselman. "Todd has a wealth of experience both as a player and a coach. He will help in many areas of our program, will be a great source for our athletes and will be a great overall addition to our staff."

Okeson's most recent stop was at the University of Hawaii where he held the position of Director of Basketball Operations for the last two seasons (2016-18). At Hawaii Todd helped coordinate the program’s academics, youth camps, housing, travel needs and served as a liaison for community, booster, and marketing efforts. He also provided administrative support for recruiting and budgeting.

Prior to Hawaii Todd was an assisatnt coach at Southern Utah for four seasons (2012-16). In the 2015-16 season he briefly served as the program’s interim head coach. At Southern Utah Todd was the team’s offensive coordinator and worked with the team’s backcourt. He was also in charge of scheduling, recruiting, and team academics.

Prior to Southern Utah, Okeson spent three years at the University of Georgia as a graduate assistant and then as an operations assistant (2009-12).  He also boasts experience in the pro ranks as an operations assistant with the Reno Bighorns of the NBDL (2008-09).  This makes four current Nevada Basketball staff members with experience working in the pros (Eric Musselman, Anthony Ruta, and Mike Ekanem).

Okeson played professionally in Europe and in the American Basketball Association and United States Basketball League, before returning to Reno to begin his coaching career as a program assistant with Nevada in 2006.
In two seasons at Nevada, Okeson averaged 10.7 points, three assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.  The Pack went 43-23 and captured the 2004 Western Athletic Conference title with a 13-5 mark.  Nevada advanced to its first Sweet 16 in 2004 after wins over Michigan State and Gonzaga before falling to Georgia Tech.  The Pack finished the year 25-9.

"I’m grateful to Coach Musselman for providing me with this amazing opportunity to once again be a part of the Pack," Todd Okeson said. "The coaching staff and players are phenomenal, and I can’t wait to help in whatever way I can.  My family and I are thrilled to be back at Nevada and in this great community."

Okeson and his wife Natalie have a son, Gaines, and two daughters Micah and Campbell.