Reuniting after four years together at UAB, the Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball Jerod Haase has named Rob Ehsan as assistant coach.
“Rob is one of the best coaches in the country, and we are thrilled to add him to our coaching staff,” said Jerod Haase, the Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men’s Basketball. “His energy, knowledge of the game, and experiences as both an assistant and head coach make him an excellent fit.”
Ehsan heads to The Farm following a four-year stint as the head coach at UAB, where his teams averaged 19 wins a season at 76-57 overall. He developed numerous All-Conference USA selections, including William Lee, Chris Cokley and Jalen Benjamin.
He spent four years as an assistant coach in Birmingham under Haase, the final two of which as associate head coach. Ehsan was part of Haase’s staff that advanced to the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and went to the postseason a total of four times in eight years while at UAB.
He previously spent time as an assistant at Virginia Tech (2011-12) under Seth Greenberg and at Maryland (2007-11) under Gary Williams.
Ehsan is a 2005 graduate of UC Davis, where he was a teammate of assistant coach Jesse Pruitt. He is a native of Sacramento, and is married to the former Lindsey Rattray. They have one daughter, Katelyn, and two sons, Davis and Robert Ryder.