UC Riverside Basketball Staff Update

UC Riverside head coach Mike Magpayo bolstered his coaching staff this week with the additions of Dustin Yoder and Troy Hammel as assistant coaches and Matt Hurwitz as the program’s new director of operations. 

Hammel returns to the Inland Empire after a two-year graduate assistantship under then-head coach David Patrick, when Magpayo served as an assistant. Under Patrick, Hammel helped with player development, statistical organization and video breakdown while co-directing the team’s summer camp before earning his master’s in Education in 2019. This past year, Hammel served as the video coordinator at Rice after a year as an assistant coach at Colorado Christian University. 

Yoder is the second assistant new to the Inland Empire, making the trip from his two-year position at Southeast Missouri State. Yoder has also held roles at Texas-Permian Basin, Cal State San Bernardino, and more notably, five years at Kansas State under Bruce Weber. He was instrumental in helping K-State to 100 wins and three NCAA tournament appearances in those five seasons, one of which included the school’s first-ever Big 12 regular season championship in 2012-13.

Hurwitz is the third and final addition to the 2022-23 coaching staff, coming to UC Riverside from Santa Clara as the Broncos’ graduate student manager. Before joining the Broncos, Hurwitz spent the 2021 season as an assistant coach at Windward School in Los Angeles, Calif. Under Head Coach Colin Pfaff, he assisted with player development, scouting and on-court coaching. While at Windward, Hurwitz coached a pair of PAC-12 signees and helped guide the Wildcats to the CIF-SS Division 1 Quarterfinals.

As an undergraduate student at UCLA, Hurwitz served as the Head Manager and Video Assistant for UCLA Men’s Basketball from 2018-20 under three head coaches: Mick Cronin, Murry Bartow, and Steve Alford. In addition to overseeing the student manager program, Hurwitz was involved in all aspects of video, scouting, recruiting, player development, daily program operations and equipment management for the Bruins.


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