Coburn signs contract extension at Portland State

Portland State Athletics has announced a two-year contract extension for Men’s Basketball Coach Jase Coburn. Coburn just completed his third year as head coach of the Vikings program and has been at PSU for 11 years, also serving as an assistant coach and an associate head coach.
PSU finished the 2023-24 season with a 17-15 record, its best mark in four years. An 11-2 home record was also the best in four seasons as the .846 winning percentage was the best in 15 years (12-1 in 2008-09). The 17 overall wins ties for the seventh-most in Portland State’s 28-season Big Sky Conference era.
“Jase has done a tremendous job in the past three seasons of developing his program’s identity and getting buy-in from all the team members,” said Director of Athletics John Johnson. “The result has been a team that is very exciting to watch, our fans have come to embrace, and has evolved into a winning culture.
“You won’t find a more spirited, energetic coach, and we are excited to see what Jase can do with the Vikings’ program and how far he can take us in future seasons.”
Coburn had two years remaining on his current contract. With the two-year extension, he now has a contract running through the 2027-28 season.
“I would like to thank John Johnson and President Cudd for believing and trusting in me with the men’s basketball program,” said Coburn. “I appreciate the confidence they show in me and the momentum we have developed, going in the right direction.
“I would also like to thank the coaching staff and players we have in our program, because none of it would be possible without them. I love Portland State with all my heart and we will continue to work toward our common goal.”
Coburn, a 2006 alum of Arizona State, has been in coaching since 2004 and spent 16 seasons in collegiate coaching. At the age of 26, he led McClintock (AZ) High School to a state championship and was named Arizona State 4A Coach of the Year – the youngest to do so on both counts. Prior to coming to Portland State in 2013, Coburn spent time as an assistant coach at Phoenix (AZ) Junior College and Howard (TX) Junior College.
In three seasons as Portland State’s Head Coach, Coburn has compiled a 43-51 record.
In 2021-22, he led the team to the Big Sky Tournament semifinals after wins over Idaho State and Southern Utah in the conference tournament.
In 2022-23, Coburn accomplished a feat no Viking Coach had done before him – and he did it twice – knocking off Oregon State on the road, then again in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament.
In 2023-24, the Vikings’ non-conference play was among its best in any season in the Big Sky Conference era (1996 to present). The Vikings matched their best-ever five- (5-0), six- (5-1), seven- (6-1) nine- (7-2), 10- (8-2) and 12-game (9-3) records in program history. PSU’s five- and six-game records were the best-ever during the Big Sky Conference era.
This past season Coburn’s top recruit, forward KJ Allen, earned second team All-Big Sky Conference. Other Coburn recruits who have earned All-Conference over the years include DaShaun Wiggins, Cameron Forte, Holland Woods and Cameron Parker.

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