Texas State men’s basketball head coach Danny Kaspar announced the hiring of Robert Guster as an assistant coach. He joins the Bobcats after spending the previous 10 seasons as an assistant coach just down I-35 at UTSA.
“I am pleased to add Robert to our coaching staff. He has a lot of experience coaching at the mid-major level and has a lot of contacts that we wish to recruit from,” said Kaspar. “Robert has coached at different levels and has a wealth of experience that I look for when I hire assistant coaches
During his tenure with the Roadrunners, Guster assisted with recruiting duties, academics and scheduling in addition to on-the-floor coaching duties. UTSA also registered the school’s first-ever NCAA postseason victory in any sport, captured one league championship, made two conference tournament title game appearances, broke 20 school records and had eight players earn all-conference honors with three being tabbed league freshman of the year.
Guster came to UTSA after a two-year stint at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he served as an assistant coach under head coach Gary Garner. While at SEMO, he was heavily involved in the Redhawks’ recruiting efforts and also oversaw the program’s academic affairs.
Prior to SEMO, Guster was an assistant coach for fives season at Missouri State-West Plains Community College under head coach Tom Barr from 1999-2004. The Grizzlies posted a 120-36 record during his time at West Plains. Ten of the players that he directly recruited signed to play NCAA Division I basketball.
Top players during Guster’s tenure at West Plains included NJCAA All-Americans Jason Detrick, who played in the Final Four with Oklahoma, Tevoris Thompson, who made a junior college record 29 three-pointers in a two-game span, and Terrell Everett, an All-Big 12 player at Oklahoma.
Also a standout player, Guster was the starting points guard for two seasons at West Plains before moving on to finish his collegiate career as a starter at Missouri-Rolla, now known as Missouri S&T. He helped the Miners post back-to-back winnings seasons while leading the team in assists both seasons and pacing the MIAA Conference in assists-to-turnovers ratio.
Guster is a native of West Monroe, Louisiana and earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Missouri-Rolla in 1999. He received his master’s degree in elementary education from Missouri State in 2002.
He and his wife, Melissa, have one daughter, Alivia, and a son, Shiloh.