Ferguson promoted to Assistant Basketball Coach at Western Carolina

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Western Carolina men’s basketball head coach Mark Prosser today announced the promotion of Brett Ferguson to assistant coach. Ferguson had spent the previous two seasons as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations. He will work primarily with WCU’s wings.
“We are extremely excited to have Brett on our staff as an assistant basketball coach. He truly is a rising star in the college basketball coaching profession,” stated Prosser. “He possessed vast experience at some of the most successful Division I programs in the nation. He is also fiercely loyal and committed to our program here at WCU, as well as our university as a whole. He has more than earned this opportunity and will be a tremendous coach and mentor for our student-athletes.”
Prior to arriving in Cullowhee, Ferguson worked for Powerhouse Hoops, an official member of the Under Armour Association (UAA) in Phoenix, Ariz., as a coach and personal basketball skills trainer for kids ages six through high school. He was also an advanced scout for the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He served as the Video Coordinator at Michigan State University under Naismith Hall of Fame Coach Tom Izzo and was part of their 2014 Big Ten Tournament Championship and 2015 Final Four Teams.
Ferguson and Prosser first worked together during the 2012-13 season at Winthrop under Eagles head coach Pat Kelsey with Prosser as an assistant coach and Ferguson as the team’s video coordinator.
Before his stint at Winthrop, Ferguson worked as an intern for the video department at the Big Ten Conference office in Chicago.
A Wheaton, Ill. native, Ferguson is a 2011 graduate of Michigan State and was a four-year letter winner as a student manager for the men’s basketball team which won back to back Big Ten Regular Season Championships along with appearing in back to back Final Four’s in 2009-2010.


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