Drew Guebert is an assistant basketball coach at the University of Sioux Falls

The USF Cougar men’s basketball team has named former assistant coach Drew Guebert, the school announced in a statement Wednesday.

One of the program’s all-time greatest players, Guebert served as a graduate assistant under head coach Chris Johnson for the past year. Guebert will be involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scouting and on-field training, including working with USF frontcourt players. He will help coordinate and run camps, support athletes with their academic responsibilities, and coordinate travel.

“I think Drew is USF basketball in every way. He’s had a great career here on the court, he’s been on staff, so he knows what we are,” Johnson said. “He’s a great young coach who has deserved this in every way. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to continue working with him every day. He’s a great communicator, recruiter and really knows the game. Having Drew on staff makes everyone here better.”

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Guebert left USF as the program’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,971 career points. He averaged 16.3 points in 122 career games (104 starts) and sank 264 3-pointers, the most in school history. He was a two-time All-NSIC selection, then played professional basketball for two years in Spain with Basquet Menorca. He helped lead this team to the playoff semifinals in 2021.

A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Guebert is the son of Melissa Olson, former Augustana great and South Dakota’s 1983 Miss Basketball, and the twin brother of former South Dakota State star Madison Guebert. During his career, he led USF to a 71-51 record (48-40 in the NSIC) and had a double-digit 92 games with 43 games of 20 or more points. Guebert scored 30 points on six occasions and with a career-high 36 on November 25, 2017 against SMSU.

He ranks fourth all-time in USF in games played with 121 and has five double-doubles. He is the first player in school history to convert 59 threes or more in a straight four-year season. Guebert had 484 defensive boards and 125 offensive boards with 122 assists, 84 blocked shots, 54 interceptions and made a three in 104 games. Forty-four times he had at least three hat-tricks in a game and 76 times had two or more for a career-high seven.

Guebert replaces Spenser Bland, who recently left to become an assistant coach at MSU-Moorhead under new coach Tim Bergstraser. The Cougars went 11-14 last season, their first losing season since 2016-17.

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