University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has added Joey Fuca as a graduate assistant coach to the Wolf Pack staff. Fuca is the sixth member of Musselman’s new staff joining Doug Stewart, Jay Morris, Jermaine Kimbrough, Anthony Ruta and Tim Morris.
“We are excited to announce addition to Joey Fuca to our coaching staff, Musselman said. “Joey is a hard working young man and has tremendous passion for the game. Our coaching staff believes that Joey is a rising star in the coaching business.
“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity that coach Musselman has given me,” Fuca said. “He is a proven winner at every level. The University of Nevada has a rich tradition and I’m thrilled to start working with the staff and team.”
The Danville, Calif. native played collegiately at Masters College in Santa Clarita, Calif. In 2010 and 2011 Fuca was named to the Golden State Athletic Conference team. In his career he scored 1,071 points. He ranked in the NAIA top five nationally shooting 45 percent from behind the arc his junior season.
In 2013-14 he played professionally in Frankfurt, Germany for Lich Basketbaren. Leading the team in assists Fuca helped Lich advance to the playoffs. The previous season he was named the Most Valuable Player for the Vilsbiburg Baskets. He led the southeast region averaging 24 points per game and was selected as the Boseman Player of the Year.
As a prep athlete he played for John Raynor at San Ramon Valley High School. The Wolves won the Northern California Section and he earned first team all-East Bay Athletic League honors in 2006 and 2007.
Fuca received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Masters College in 2011. Currently he is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership at Nevada.