JONESBORO, Ark. (7/1/15) – Arkansas State head women’s basketball coach Brian Boyer has announced the addition of Steve Huber as an assistant coach for the 2015-16 season.

Huber, the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year, spent the 2013-14 season at Drury University where he led the Lady Panthers to a 27-4 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Drury also finished the season ranked fifth in the final WBCA/USA TODAY Top 25 national women's college basketball poll, the school’s highest ranking since 2004 when it was the national runner-up.

“I have known and had great respect for Coach Huber since the day I got into coaching college basketball,” Boyer said. “I actually credit him with helping me get started in coaching and gaining an understanding of recruiting. With him you will get one of the most dedicated and hardest workers in the business. His coaching and recruiting experience at all different levels will greatly benefit our program.”

From 1994-99 Huber was the head coach at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where he guided the Ravens to three NAIA national tournaments and two conference titles. He had a five-year record of 108-55 and was named the NAIA District Coach of the Year in 1998 and was twice named the conference coach of the year. Prior to Huber’s arrival at Benedictine, the school had accumulated just 10 combined wins in the previous three season, including an 0-25 campaign the year before his arrival.

Huber is also no stranger to the assistant coaching ranks and has had stops at Creighton, Louisville, San Diego State, Bradley and Central Missouri. Prior to his appointment at Drury, he spent seven years at Creighton where he served as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator.

While with the Bluejays, Huber helped guide the squad to four straight Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) appearances from 2007-2011 and back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths in 2012 and 2013. Creighton’s invitation to the tournament in 2013 also included a 61-56 victory over No. 7 Syracuse to give the Bluejays their first victory in the NCAA Tournament since 1994.

“I’ve known Brian a long time and I have the upmost respect for him not only in basketball but outside of basketball too,” Huber said. “His record speaks for itself, but the impact he makes in his players lives off the court is one of the things I have always respected about him and I’m excited to be part of this staff. I have a lot of respect for Autumn Rademacher and Deidra Johnson as well and I’m excited to get going and be part of this staff and do whatever I can to help this program continue the success it has had over the last few years.”

Huber arrived in Omaha following a two-year stint as an assistant at the University of Central Missouri. In his two seasons at UCM, where he also served as the recruiting coordinator, the Jennies advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament twice and compiled a 45-18 record.

Prior to his time at Central Missouri, he worked as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Louisville and San Diego State. His recruiting class at Louisville was given top-25 recognition, and he had honorable mention recruiting classes in his time in San Diego.  He broke into the Division I ranks as an assistant at Bradley during the 1993-94 season.

He began his coaching career on the men’s side, serving as an assistant at St. Cloud State in Minnesota from 1982-84. He was also a men’s assistant at Northwest Missouri State from 1986-88, earning his master’s degree in education from the school in 1988.

During the 1990s, Huber also branched out as owner of High Five Basketball Camps, and coordinator of the Kansas City Junior College Jamboree, one of the largest preseason JUCO tournaments in the nation. High Five Basketball Camps, a college exposure basketball camp, was one of the top recruiting camps in the nation. His scouting service had over 150 subscribers, including more than 110 Division I institutions.

Huber, a Springfield, Ill., native, earned his undergraduate degree in education from Illinois State in 1982, before receiving his master’s from Northwest Missouri State in 1988. He and his wife, Linda, have two children, Arielle and Blake.

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