SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball head coach B.J. Foster announced Wednesday the hiring of Kevin Williamson as the Cougars’ new assistant coach.
Williamson brings a wealth of NCAA Division II coaching experience in his position with the Cougars.
“Kevin is a great addition to our team,” Foster said. “He is a strong recruiter and has been a part of multiple programs that have qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament.”
Prior to a brief stint at Grays Harbor College this past season, Williamson served as the Dixie State assistant coach under Jon Judkins for two season. The Trailblazers were Co-Champions first year and finished third the second year.
Williamson spent 2010-2015 seasons as an assistant coach to former Minnesota-Duluth head coach Matt Bowen, including two seasons at Bemidji State. During his tenure on Bowen’s staff, Williamson helped recruit and produce nine All-NSIC selections, as well one NCAA II National Player of the Year, Central Region Player of the Year, and NSIC Player of the Year.
A native of San Diego, Williamson was a two-sport athlete (basketball and golf) at the University of Great Falls (MT), where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in 2007. He also completed a Master’s degree in Sports Studies at Bemidji State in 2012. Coaching runs deep in the Williamson family as his father Craig was the head boys’ basketball coach at Sedona (AZ) High School during Kevin’s senior year, and his brother, Kyle, is currently the head girls’ basketball coach at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Athletics is a member of the NCAA DII and California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The 20-year-old program began in 1998 and is now home to 13 sports, including: Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Golf, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Track & Field, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Women’s Track & Field, and Volleyball.