Gus Argenal
Hometown:
Lafayette, Calif.

Last College:
UC Davis '04

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
2nd year

Former UC Davis player Gus Argenal has rejoined the Aggie men's basketball program as an assistant coach, completing head coach Jim Les' staff for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Argenal returns to his alma mater after three seasons at nearby Chico State where he was instrumental in all areas of the Wildcats' program, focusing on strength and conditioning, recruiting and perimeter player development. He will be involved in all areas of the Aggies program.

"Gus is a rising star in coaching circles," said Les. "His energy, enthusiasm, and work ethic are limitless. It is easy to see why he had success as a UC Davis player and why he is considered by many in Northern California as the region's best recruiter."

Argenal has gained valuable experience in his young career including serving as a graduate assistant coach at Arizona State in 2004-05 and at the University of Texas-San Antonio from 2006-08. He was previously an assistant coach for UC Davis for the 2005-06 season.

Argenal established himself as one of the Aggies' all-time best point guards during his playing career from 1999-2004. He's seventh all-time with 274 assists and tied a school record with 13 at UC San Diego during his senior season.

Argenal graduated from UC Davis in 2004 with his bachelor's degree in history and earned his master's degree in education from Arizona State in 2005.

He and his wife Hannah (Turner), a former player with the Aggie women's team, have a son, Bo. The couple is expecting another son in August.

Argenal's announcement completes Les' staff for the upcoming season. Chris Davis, most recently with the Providence College in the Big East Conference, and veteran Aggie Kevin Nosek, were previously announced as assistant coaches for UC Davis' program.