Gillette, Wyo.--Tony Schamber, who was a volunteer assistant coach for the Gillette College Pronghorns mens basketball team last season, will fill the role Joe Kittell vacated when he became the head coach at Lake Region State College.
Schamber played his high school years at Lander High School and was named the Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year in 2000. He went on to play at the University of Wyoming for the 2000-01 season. He transferred to Sheridan College in 01-02 and played at Chadron State before an injury ended his playing career.
As a coach, he spent time with the University of Wyoming program and three seasons with the University of Nebraska.
Head Coach Shawn Neary said, “I think Tony's going to be a huge asset to our program. He's got great experience as being a really good high school and college player as well as experience coaching at the Division I level.”
Another benefit for Gillette College is the number of contacts Schamber has when it comes to recruiting across the country.
Schamber wants to help Neary in any way he can.
“[I want to] give him whatever he needs to help make this program successful. Whether it be recruiting, coaching, dealing with players-whatever he needs, I'm going to try and help him,” added Schamber.
When it comes to using his recruiting avenues, Schamber thinks it “gives [Gillette College] different opportunities to find the right pieces to the puzzle.”