Tom Asbury, with 15 years of head coaching experience in college basketball, will consult with the NC State Men’s Basketball coaching staff as a basketball analyst for the 2016-17 season, head coach Mark Gottfried announced.
“I’m delighted to have Tom work with our staff,” Gottfried said. “He brings a wealth of experience and has been a proven head coach for many years. We’ve worked together before, and he was a valuable asset in our Elite 8 run at Alabama in 2004.”
Asbury will attend all practices and shoot-arounds, help analyze and evaluate video of the Wolfpack and opponents, assist in formulating game plans and chart statistics during practice and games.
“I am excited and honored to be part of the great basketball program at NC State,” Asbury said. “I will assist Coach Gottfried and his staff in any way they see fit within the guidelines of the NCAA rules. I have had a relationship and friendship with Mark going back 25 plus years and have always respected his coaching abilities.”
Asbury completed two stints as the head coach of Pepperdine from 1988-94 and from 2008-11. He took the Waves to the NCAA Tournament in 1991, 1992 and 1994, as well as two NIT appearances, three regular-season WCC titles and three WCC Tournament championships during his first run with the program. He returned to Pepperdine prior to the 2008 season and coached three more years in Malibu before retiring following the 2011 season. In October 2012, Asbury was inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame
He left Pepperdine in 1994 to become the head coach at Kansas State. Asbury coached the Wildcats until 2000 and led the program to one NCAA Tournament bid and to the NIT.
He joined Coach Gottfried at Alabama prior to the 2003-04 season. In four years together at Alabama, the duo helped guide the Crimson Tide to three NCAA Tournament appearances together, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2004 which is the furthest an Alabama team has ever advanced in the NCAA Tournament.
Asbury posted a 238-215 (.525) record in 15 seasons as a college head coach.