Brian Priebe will enter his 15th season as an NCAA Division I men's basketball coach and eighth at Loyola Marymount University. Priebe spent five seasons at Eastern Washington before coming to LMU for the 2000-01 season and is in his third season with Head Coach Rodney Tention. Priebe and the rest of the Lions' staff in their third season together at LMU, helped the Lions earn second place in the WCC and its first WCC Tournament title game appearance in 17 seasons in 2006.
Priebe will continue to coordinate the recruiting efforts of the LMU program, a similar role he held at Eastern Washington. LMU's first recruit with Priebe, Sherman Gay, became the first LMU player to earn West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2004. He also recruited the most recent player to earn WCC Defender of the Year in Damian Martin.
In addition, Priebe helped recruit players who own more than 25 records in the LMU history books. While at EWU, Priebe helped sign Alvin Snow, the state of Washington 4A Player of the Year, and Eddie Lincoln, the 3A Player of the Year. It was the first time in school history the Eagles signed a Washington Player of the Year.
In addition to his recruiting, Priebe is the position coach for the perimeter players where he has shown he is a quality teacher of the game. In seven seasons five of his players have earned accolades within the West Coast Conference, including Marcus Smith (All-WCC Honorable Mention), Brandon Worthy (two-time All-WCC), Martin (WCC All-Freshman team), Wes Wardrop (first-team All-WCC) and Adoyah Miller (All-WCC Honorable Mention).
Priebe also serves as LMU's academic coordinator. The Lions had Smith and Pablo Machado named to the WCC Academic All-Conference team, also a first since 1997. In 2003 and 2004 Jason Dickens joined the list of Academic All-WCC selections at LMU. In 2006-07, Corey Counts joined that list, earning WCC Academic honors.
In the recent report released by the NCAA, the LMU men's basketball program earned an APR of 1000, a perfect score. In addition, the Lions have been earning their degrees. In seven seasons, 23 of 25 (92%) LMU seniors have graduated. At EWU, he had 16 Academic All-Big Sky performers and one academic All-America team selection.
Priebe is a 1995 graduate of Washington where he spent two seasons (1993-95) as the senior student assistant for former Washington Head Coach Bob Bender at the Pacific-10 school. Following his bachelor's degree in history at UW, he completed his master's degree in athletic administration at EWU in 1997 while serving in his assistant role. Prior to his collegiate coaching experience, Priebe was the head coach of the South Puget Sound BCI (1994), an assistant varsity coach at Snohomish County Christian High School (1992-93) and the head varsity coach for the Cascade High School AAU Team (1992-94). He also brings a wealth of camp experience, serving as a director of the EWU camps (1996-99), the Kelowna (B.C. Canada) High School Camp (1996), co-director of the University of Washington Camp (1993-95) and Gary Payton's Basketball Camp (1993-95).
Professionally, he has been an NABC member since 1995 and served on the National Assistant Coaches Committee from 2000-03. Active in the community, Priebe serves as an elder and board member at the Del Rey Hills Evangelical Church locally.
The 34-year-old Priebe and his wife Kristen have three daughters, Anna, Maya, and Sara. The family resides in Westchester, three blocks from the University.
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