UC Davis '99
E-Mail Kevin Nosek
Phone: (530) 752-9403
Kevin Nosek brings more than a decade of experience as either a UC Davis assistant coach or student-athlete; the 2014-15 season marked his 13th as an assistant coach. He began his Aggie coaching career in 1999-2000 following a four-year playing career at UC Davis. After serving a three-year stint as head coach at Menlo College, Nosek returned to the Aggie staff in 2006-07. He assists in all aspects of the program.
Nosek is the true veteran of the men's basketball staff. His connection to the program dates back to his youth days, when he served as a ball boy for Bob Hamilton's teams in the late 1980s. Since his return to the staff in 2006, he has been instrumental in helping the program complete its transition to Division I, including the first official D-I and Big West Conference season in 2007-08.
With Nosek on staff, UC Davis enjoyed its most successful season as a D-I program this past season - one that included the team's first-ever postseason appearance, inaugural Big West Conference championship, a perfect 14-0 record at home, and school records for the most overall, home, road, conference and non-conference wins.
After starring at nearby Davis Senior High, Nosek played for UC Davis from 1996-99, highlighting his career as a member of the 1998 NCAA Division II national championship team. He enjoyed his best collegiate game during his senior year, when he hit 4 of 5 from three-point range en route to a career-high 12 points against Holy Names. Perhaps as a premonition of things to come, his teammates dubbed him "Coach Nosek" for his unrelenting diligence both on and off the court.
Nosek remained with the Aggie program as an assistant to Brian Fogel from 1999 to 2003. In his four seasons, the Aggies went 67-23 and qualified for the NCAA D-II West Regional (1999-2000).
Following his first tenure at UC Davis, Nosek earned his first collegiate head coaching role when he took over the helm at Menlo. In three seasons with the Oaks, he turned around a program that had gone 4-22 his first season to one that posted a 17-11 mark and its best record in seven years. The Oaks advanced to the Cal Pac Conference Tournament semifinal game in 2004-05 and reached the title game the following year.
In addition, Nosek's Menlo tenure included the team leading all NAIA D-II teams in rebound defense and ranking among the nation's leaders in rebound margin as well as field goal percentage defense.
Nosek graduated from UC Davis in June of 1999, earning his bachelor's degree in organizational studies. He received his masters in sport coaching from the United States Sports Academy.
Nosek and his wife Nicole reside in Davis; they have two daughters, Maya and Grace.