UC Colorado Springs names Vo as Associate Head Basketball Coach

University of Colorado Colorado Springs men’s basketball head coach Jeff Culver announced today Daven Võ as the Mountain Lions Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach.  Võ will begin his role with the Mountain Lions in May 2023.

“We are all extremely excited to welcome Daven, his wife Laura, and their three wonderful children to the Mountain Lion Family!” commented Culver.  “Coach Võ brings with him an infectious enthusiasm for the game, an impeccable work ethic and great experience as both a head and an assistant coach in this region.”

Võ joins UCCS from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M. where he served as the lead assistant for the past three seasons.  The Greyhounds are coming off one of their most successful seasons in program history, recording the most conference wins in school history (12), the most wins since 2004 (17), and their longest winning streak in more than 50 years (12).  He was part of a coaching staff that helped ENMU lead the Lone Star Conference in steals (8.2 spg), turnovers forced (16.76 pg), and rebounds (36.76 rpg) this past year.  Off the court, Võ played a key role in the Greyhounds academic success that saw the program earn at least a 3.0 GPA for three straight semesters, a feat that had not been accomplished since the record was first kept in 2000.

“My family and I are humbled and excited to be at UCCS,” said Võ.  “Coach Culver is a proven winner who knows how to get the most out of his student-athletes on and off the court.  I am grateful for the opportunity to join Coach Culver’s staff while working with a tremendous athletic department.   UCCS has a great tradition, and I am committed to help build this program to be the very best in the Rocky Mountain Conference.”

Prior to making the move to Division II Eastern New Mexico, Võ was an assistant coach at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas for three years.  At Butler CC, he recruited and signed 30 student-athletes in three recruiting classes, helped the Grizzlies to a 25-8 record and a second-place finish, created detailed scouting reports, developed a strength program to support athletic performance, and worked with academic staff to help facilitate individualized study plans for the student-athletes.

Before filling the role as BCC’s lead assistant coach, Võ spent four seasons as the South Mountain Community College head men’s basketball coach from 2013-14 to 2016-17, and the SMCC women’s basketball head coach from 2011-12 to 2012-13.  Under his guidance with the men’s team, South Mountain CC won the 2015-16 Region 1 Championship and qualified for the national tournament, finished eighth in the final national rankings with a 22-14 record, and he was named the Region I Coach of the Year.  Võ coached three All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans, including six all-conference players.  In two seasons as the SMCC women’s head coach, Võ took a struggling women’s team and produced a school record 17 wins.  After being named head coach in the middle of the 2010-11 season, he and SMCC earned two straight conference tournament appearances, a third place finish in Region I for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, and he developed five all-conference players and one All-American.

Named a “Top 50 Most Impactful” junior college coach in the country, Võ began his coaching career at the University of Oklahoma as a graduate assistant under head coach Jeff Capel before heading out west to the state of Arizona as an assistant coach on the staff at South Mountain Community College in 2007-08. Võ left South Mountain for a season to join the staff at Grand Canyon University before returning to the bench at South Mountain in 2009-10. 

An Academic All-Conference performer at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., Võ earned a degree in Informational Systems from SGU in 2006. 


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