Brandl named Head Basketball Coach at North Platte CC

Jacob Brandl has been named the next head men’s basketball coach at North Platte Community College, Dr. Jody Tomanek, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and NPCC, announced Thursday evening.

Brandl, a former two-year starter for the Knights, returns to become just the seventh head coach in the history of the North Platte Community College men’s basketball program.

“I am pleased to be able to welcome Jacob Brandl as the next head men’s basketball coach at NPCC,” said Tomanek. “His familiarity with NPCC and knowledge of the recruiting landscape fits seamlessly into the foundation of our program and will allow him to propel us well into the future.”

Brandl spent the last four years as the head coach of the McCook Community College men’s basketball program, amassing a 47-72 record. In his first season at the helm, Brandl helped guide the Indians to a Region IX tournament championship appearance, their first since 1997. During his four seasons he coached 12 Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference selections and eight All-Region IX honorees.

“This is a surreal moment,” said Brandl. “Having grown up here and played here I’m super grateful to have the opportunity to come back home to my alma mater.”

Brandl completed his collegiate playing career at Dana College, amassing 966 career points and 221 career 3-point field goals. Brandl began his coaching career as a student assistant at Midland University, before spending eight years climbing the ladder to become the associate head coach at Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) in 2019-20.

Bandl holds an Associate of Arts degree from Mid-Plains Community College and a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education as well as a field endorsement in social science and coaching from Midland University.

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