Aggies earn a league-high six All-Big West Conference awards; Shorts II becomes conference's first-ever Player and Newcomer of the Year winner
This year's squad posts UC Davis' most successful season as a Division I program
UC Davis will face UC Irvine in Saturday evening's conference-opener
Aggies will face the Eagles in their final home game of 2012
The Pac-12 Network will air Saturday's Aggies-Cardinal men's basketball game
Kyle Vogt is in his sixth season at UC Davis, followin the program's most successful year, as an assistant coach after being hired in June, 2012. In his role, he assists in all areas of the Aggies' program, specializing in defensive schemes, perimeter play and development, recruiting and opponent scouting.
With Vogt on the sidelines, the 2016-17 team not only won its first-ever Big West Tournament championship, earning the league's automatic NCAA Tournament bid in the process, but captured its inaugural Division I postseason win by defeating North Carolina Central in a First Four matchup.
That result allowed the Aggies to advance to the Midwest Regional First Round where they faced Kansas for the first time in school history.
Vogt brings an 11-year coaching career to UC Davis that including stops at UW Platteville (2003-04), Bradley ('04-'11) and Western Illinois ('11-'12). Vogt has been a part of five postseason teams throughout those 11 years, including Bradley's 2006 Sweet 16 run. In back-to-back years, teams Vogt coached set single-season school records for the most Division I wins - 18 at Western Illinois and 14 at UC Davis.
"I am very excited to add Kyle to our staff," said head men's basketball coach Jim Les shortly after Vogt's hiring. "He is an accomplished Division I assistant that brings with him great knowledge and enthusiasm. He will be a tremendous asset to our staff and an excellent resource for our players both on and off the floor."
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vogt graduated from Lakeland College in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. An outstanding player for the Muskies, Vogt was a three-time all-conference performer and scored 1,123 points throughout his career. He is ranked No. 2 all-time with 183 three-point field goals and was amongst the Div. III national leaders in three-point percentage during both his junior and senior seasons.
Vogt and his wife, Erin, live in Davis with their three children: Jackson, Nolan and Avery.
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