DeMond returns to College of Southern Idaho as Assistant Basketball Coach

College of Southern Idaho Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Reinert has announced that A.J. DeMond has been hired as an assistant coach for the Golden Eagle Men’s Basketball Team.

DeMond is very familiar with the CSI Men’s basketball program having previously served as an assistant coach from 2020-2022. He returns to the Golden Eagles coaching staff after serving as the lead assistant at Western Nebraska Community College during the 2022-23 season.

“I am pleased to welcome back A.J. and his wife Hailey to the CSI and Twin Falls community,” Reinert said. “A.J. is a talented young coach who has demonstrated his commitment to ensuring success on the court, achievement in the classroom, and engagement in the community. His tireless work ethic and familiarity with our culture and program has me very excited about his addition to our staff.”

DeMond, an Idaho native, has a proven track record of success on and off the court. This past season at Western Nebraska, DeMond coached multiple NJCAA Region 9 selections and helped the team to an increase in win total from the previous season.

During his previous stint as a CSI assistant, DeMond was part of the Golden Eagles posting a 45-13 record, including back to back appearances at the NJCAA national tournament. During the 2020-21 season DeMond was pivotal in helping the Golden Eagles win the Scenic West Athletic Conference regular season championship as well as the Region 18 Tournament championship.

DeMond graduated from the University of Utah in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in History after serving four seasons as a student manager for the Runnin Utes basketball team under Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak. DeMond went on to complete his master’s degree (Master’s of Coaching and Athletic Administration) at Concordia University Irvine in 2022.

“My wife Haily and I are thrilled to be returning to CSI and the Twin Falls Community.” Demond said. “CSI is a special place with the greatest fans and supporters of any junior college in the country. We are very blessed to have this opportunity and can’t wait to get started. Live or Die CSI!”

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