Broome Returns to Humboldt State as Assistant Basketball Coach

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Humboldt State men’s basketball head coach Steve Kinder announced the return of former Lumberjack David Broome to the bench as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season.

“We are extremely excited to have DJ Broome back as a coach on our staff here at HSU,” said Kinder. “DJ will bring instant energy to our coaching staff and has Lumberjack basketball championship bloodlines. As a player, he was a leader on the floor, a vocal point guard who demanded the best from his teammates and a crowd favorite to watch on the floor. He has carried over those skills to the sidelines becoming a very effective coach. He will work specifically with our guards, mentoring them to become leaders on and off the court. Coach Broome will transition smoothly back into our program with prior knowledge of our successful system on the court, travel policies, and the importance on representing the basketball program and university.”

Broome spent last year serving as an assistant coach with California Collegiate Athletic Association foe Cal State Monterey Bay.

The Bay Area native provided elite defense for the Jacks during his playing career, and he was a member of squads that reached the NCAA West Regionals in four consecutive seasons (2008-12). Broome finished his Green and Gold career with 112 steals, including 57 in his senior season.

He has been a staple of local basketball over the past four years. Broome accumulated coaching experience with stints as the coach of the Humboldt Wild and JV girls basketball coach at Arcata High School.

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