BYU coach Dave Rose announced today the hiring of Quincy Lewis to join assistants Tim LaComb and Terry Nashif on his coaching staff. Rose also announced the promotion of Tim LaComb to associate head coach.
“I’m very excited about the addition of Quincy Lewis to our staff,” Rose said. “Quincy brings great knowledge of the game and a winning attitude. He has been successful everywhere he’s been as a player and a coach and I look forward to adding Quincy to our team.”
Lewis comes to BYU following an impressive run as head coach at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. In his 12 years as head coach at Lone Peak, Lewis led the Knights to seven state titles, 10 region titles and a record of 250-45 (.847). In 2013 he was named MaxPreps National Coach of the Year and Naismith National Coach of the Year while leading the Knights to a 26-1 record, the 5A Utah state title and the MaxPreps National Championship. In addition, Lewis was named the 2009 National Federation of State High School Associations Western Region Coach of the Year.
Prior to Lone Peak, Lewis coached eight years at the collegiate level, helping five teams win 20-plus games and three earn national rankings. He began his career at BYU-Hawaii where he served as an assistant from 1995-97. Lewis was also an assistant at Utah Valley State College (1997-02) and Southern Utah (2002-03).
Lewis played his first two years of college basketball at Dixie College. Rose was an assistant at Dixie for Lewis’ freshman year and the head coach for his sophomore season.
After earning his associate’s degree at Dixie, Lewis played his final two years at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he earned all-conference honors and graduated with a degree in sociology in 1993. In 2012, Lewis was inducted into the Wagner College Athletics Hall of Fame. Lewis also earned a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Utah in 1995.
Lewis and his wife Debbie have been married for 14 years and have four children, sons Kodiak and Cooper and daughters Maeve and Mallory.
“Coach Rose has built an outstanding program. I’m really excited to get started and to be a part of his staff,” Lewis said. “I’ve known Coach Rose and his wife Cheryl for a long time, having played for him at Dixie. They’re very good people and it’ll be great to work with him.”
LaComb has been a member of Rose’s staff for the last eight seasons. He had been serving as an assistant coach prior to being promoted to associate head coach.
“Tim has made significant contributions to the success of our program,” Rose said. “He has the respect of our players and is willing to go above and beyond to help them succeed. I’m confident he will continue to help us grow in his new position.”
LaComb came to BYU in 2007 as the program’s director of basketball operations, a position he held for three seasons. During that time LaComb helped the Cougars to three 25-win seasons, earn three NCAA tournament bids and claim two Mountain West Conference championships.
In 2010 LaComb was made an assistant coach. During his tenure as an assistant, the Cougars have won 20-plus games five times, captured one conference title and advanced to the postseason each year, including four trips to the NCAA tournament and one to the NIT. In 2011 the Cougars advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981, and in 2013, BYU reached the NIT semifinals in Madison Square Garden. In LaComb’s eight years on the staff, BYU has accumulated a record of 212-70.
“I feel fortunate to work here everyday with outstanding coaches, players and people,” LaComb said. “I love working with Coach Rose and am grateful for his dedication, leadership and commitment to this program. I appreciate the opportunities he has given me to work here at BYU.”
In addition to his on court coaching responsibilities, LaComb has served as the team’s recruiting coordinator for the last four years, helping the Cougars land some of the top recruits in program history. Over the last four years, BYU’s recruits have included four players ranked in the top 100 of their respective classes by ESPN.com, four state players of the year and seven first-team all-state honorees.
Nashif has been a part of the staff since Rose was named head coach in 2005, including two years as director of basketball operations and the last eight years as an assistant.
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