July 5, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Kyle Vogt, most recently at Western Illinois University and who has been a part of nearly 180 wins during his coaching career, has joined the UC Davis men's basketball program as an assistant coach, it was announced by Aggie head coach Jim Les on Thursday.
Vogt replaces assistant coach Gus Argenal who recently took a similar position at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
"I'm honored to be a member of the UC Davis basketball family," Vogt said. "I've known Coach Les for a long time, and I respect the way he and his staff are building this program with high character student-athletes. My family and I are looking forward to being part of the Davis community."
Vogt brings a 10-year coaching career to UC Davis, most of it at Bradley University in Illinois where he worked with Les for seven seasons. He spent last season at Western Illinois, helping guide the Leathernecks to an 18-15 record - their best record in more than a decade - and a berth in the College Basketball Invitational. Western Illinois advanced to the Summit League Tournament championship.
He was involved with all areas of Bradley's program, focusing his on-court instruction on perimeter play. Vogt was also instrumental in recruiting and scouting endeavors. While at Bradley under Les, he was part of a Braves team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2006 and an NIT berth the following season. He's also coached at University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his alma mater, Lakeland College, during his coaching career.
"I am very excited to add Kyle to our staff," Les said. "He is an accomplished Div. I assistant that brings with him great knowledge and enthusiasm. He will be a tremendous asset to our staff and more importantly be an excellent resource for our players both on and off the floor."
Vogt graduated from Lakeland in 2002, earning his bachelor's degree in marketing. An outstanding player for the Muskies, Vogt scored 1,123 career points, ranked second all-time with 183 three-pointers and was among the Div. III national leaders in three-point percentage during his final two years. He also earned a trio of all-conference honors.
Vogt began his duties with the Aggies this week.