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Madsen Brings On Ken Moses As Assistant Coach

April 25, 2023
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BERKELEY – Ken Moses, who helped Mark Madsen lead Utah Valley to new heights last season, has joined the newly appointed California men's basketball head coach's staff as an assistant coach.
 
In Moses' one season on Madsen's staff at Utah Valley, the Wolverines won a program-record 28 games and the outright 2022-23 Western Athletic Conference regular season title while advancing to the NIT Final Four. Moses is the latest addition to a standout staff being assembled by Madsen in Berkeley, which already includes associate head coach Adam Mazarei and fellow assistants Amorrow Morgan and Matt Scherbenske.  

"Ken was a pivotal piece of our success at Utah Valley last season and brings a winning pedigree to Berkeley," Madsen said. "Ken is a brilliant tactician, and I've seen firsthand the type of individual and leader that he is. I have no doubt he'll enrich our student-athletes' experiences while helping lead our program into the future. I'm excited to have him with me at Cal."  
 
Before joining Madsen at Utah Valley, Moses was part of two of Montana State's ' most successful seasons this century. Moses helped the Bobcats to a 27-8 record, Big Sky Conference Tournament and regular season titles and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2021-22. It was just the second time in MSU history and the first time in 26 years that the program won both the Big Sky regular season and tournament titles in the same season. The season prior in 2020-21, MSU's 13-10 record was its best by winning percentage in two decades.
 
Moses spent the 2019-20 season at Southern Illinois as the Salukis' Director of Operations. In his lone season on staff at SIU, Moses helped the Salukis turn into one of the nation's best underdog stories. SIU, which was picked last in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll, won 16 games and 10 conference games – the best-ever for a team picked last in its preseason poll.
 
Prior to SIU, Moses worked two years at NJCAA Division I Missouri State University West Plains (2017-19). The Grizzlies were 45-21 during his two seasons and won the 2018 Region XVI Championship. He coached two All-Americans at West Plains and six players who earned All-Region recognition – including one Region Player of the Year – as the Grizzlies won 68% of their games.
 
"I'm grateful to continue my coaching career alongside Coach Madsen," Moses said. "It's an honor to work with a coach who does things the right way. Coach Madsen is a great leader, teacher and mentor. I'm excited for the brand of basketball that we're going to bring to Berkeley"
 
Moses also served a combined four years as a graduate assistant and assistant coach at NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney (2013-17). Moses coached one All-American, six all-conference players and one player of the year with the Lopes as the program went 74-44 in his tenure.
 
A native of Honolulu and 2010 graduate of Colorado State University Pueblo, Moses began his coaching career as an assistant for three seasons at his alma mater from 2010-13. The former ThunderWolves guard was a four-year letter winner at CSU Pueblo (2006-10) and a team captain as a senior.

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Madsen Brings On Ken Moses As Assistant Coach

4,588 Views | 7 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by Bisonbob
Bearly Clad
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I'm a big fan of the staff Madsen is putting together. Great mix of recruiters and tacticians. I'm not gonna overinflate my expectations after the dismal last 5 years but we're really set up for a quick turnaround.

I haven't been this excited about Cal basketball since the Cuonzo hire and I really believe we have a good chance of finishing top half of the conference this season and contending in year 2
graguna
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Bearly Clad said:

I'm a big fan of the staff Madsen is putting together. Great mix of recruiters and tacticians. I'm not gonna overinflate my expectations after the dismal last 5 years but we're really set up for a quick turnaround.

I haven't been this excited about Cal basketball since the Cuonzo hire and I really believe we have a good chance of finishing top half of the conference this season and contending in year 2
my feelings exactly. I'm very excited for a quick turnaround.

First game of the season, I'm going to drive to Orinda just so I can turn around and drive thru the Caldecott tunnel to do my part. I hope there's traffic.
calumnus
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Played for Mililani High, which I visited and was where I wanted my kids to eventually go when we contemplated a move to Hawaii. Principal was a Cal grad. We even put a deposit on a new house in Mililani Mauka. He would have been a few years ahead of them, but it was roughly the same time frame.
bearsandgiants
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Ready for him to help lead us to the promised land, hopefully in fewer than 40 years.
calumnus
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The sense I get from this staff is that the resumes are not necessarily "great" but they all seem to be smart, really likable people who know basketball, maybe even be wonks. So while I did want a Cal guy on the staff, I do think these guys will be great at recruiting to Cal and coaching Cal athletes. Moreover, at some future point they could be head coaching candidates.
dimitrig
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calumnus said:

The sense I get from this staff is that the resumes are not necessarily "great" but they all seem to be smart, really likable people who know basketball, maybe even be wonks. So while I did want a Cal guy on the staff, I do think these guys will be great at recruiting to Cal and coaching Cal athletes. Moreover, at some future point they could be head coaching candidates.


Cal basketball is a dumpster fire and I think Madsen is smart to build his team quickly to try to reap the benefits of the portal. There will always be time later to tweak the staff, but I like that he is not wasting time putting one together.
Bisonbob
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