Ten-year veteran Tim Shelton joins the Colorado State men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. The former San Diego State Aztec player comes to Fort Collins after spending last season at Oregon State.
“It is great to add Tim to our staff here at Colorado State,” head coach Niko Medved said. “Tim has a great knowledge of the Mountain West through his experience as both a player and a coach. He has great coaching ability and connecter of people. He will do a great job recruiting for the program.”
Last year, he coached one of the youngest teams in the nation at Oregon State. In doing so Jordan Pope earned Pac 12 All-Freshman team honors.
Shelton brings plenty of knowledge about the Mountain West, spending four years on staff at Fresno State plus six at San Diego State on top of his four years as a player at SDSU.
At Fresno State, Shelton was the team’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He helped lead the team to two 23-win campaigns. Along with being named an Under Armour 30-under-30 honoree by the National Association of Basketball (NABC) in 2018.
Following his player career at San Diego State, he joined the staff as a graduate manager before moving into the roles of director of player development (2013-17) and assistant coach (2017-18). While on staff with the Aztecs he helped the team advance to four NCAA Tournaments, including the 2014 Sweet 16 and one NIT appearance making it to the semifinals that season.
In his 11 years at San Diego State as a player and member of the staff, he helped win 281 games, earn seven Mountain West titles and advance to 10 postseason tournaments, including seven NCAA Tournaments.
As a player, he was a Mountain West All-Defensive Team honoree as a senior. He comes from a pedigree of basketball with his dad, Lonnie, winning an NBA Championship with the Seattle Supersonics in 1979 after playing for Oregon State in college.
Shelton earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Diego State in history and educational leadership, respectively.