Moikobu added to North Texas Basketball staff

The back-to-back-to-back Conference USA champion North Texas men’s basketball team on Tuesday added Achoki Moikobu to its staff as an assistant coach.

Moikobu, who is well-known as “AC,” joins the Mean Green from Drake where this past season he helped guide the Bulldogs to a 25-win season and a NCAA national postseason tournament victory in the 2022 College Basketball Invitational.

“I’m excited to have AC join our program,” said McCasland. “He first and foremost has a giving heart and cares deeply about people. He has championship and NCAA Tournament coaching experience and has developed high-level talent.”

At Drake, Moikobu helped lead the Bulldogs to a 13-5 Missouri Valley Conference record and a MVC Tournament title game appearance. Five Drake men’s basketball student-athletes earned 13 All-MVC and postseason honors including Tucker DeVries who was named named the league’s Freshman of the Year. Moikobu helped coach DeVries to score 502 points. He became the first Drake freshman to score 500+ points in a season.

Prior to Drake, Moikobu spent one season under Bryce Drew at Grand Canyon in 2020-21 as the Director of Recruiting. He helped assemble a roster that transformed GCU from a 13-17 record to 17-7 and claim a Western Athletic Conference regular season league title. Grand Canyon then won the 2021 WAC Tournament championship and earned its first Division I NCAA Tournament berth.

In 2020-21, GCU featured the nation’s second-best field goal percentage defense (37.6 percent) and the nation’s 15th-best offensive field goal percentage (49.2 percent).

Moikobu guided three Lopes to six All-WAC honors including Asbjorn Midtgaard who was the WAC Newcomer of the Year.

Before his time at Grand Canyon, Moikobu spent six seasons as a postgraduate head coach at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Air, Kansas. At Sunrise, he coached 28 future Division I players.

“He’s a rising star with a great basketball mind that cares deeply about the development of young men,” McCasland said.

Moikobu who is a Seattle native, played his college basketball at Fort Hays State and graduated in 2015. In his two seasons at Fort Hays State, he made 91 career 3-pointers and shot 47.7 percent from deep.

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