Bennie Seltzer

Bennie Seltzer (born January 20, 1971)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Texas State Bobcats (Head coach: Terrence Johnson)
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Teams coached: Samford Bulldogs, Evansville Purple Aces
Samford record: 24-41 (.369)
Evansville record: 0-6 (.000)
Overall record: 24-47 (.338)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Texas State (assoc. HC)
2019-2020 Evansville (asst)
2019-2020 Evansville (interim HC)
2017-2019 Washington State (asst)
2015-2017 Loyola (IL) (asst)
2014-2015 Indiana (DPP)
2012-2014 Samford
2008-2012 Indiana (asst)
2006-2008 Marquette (asst)
1997-2006 Oklahoma (asst)

Bennie Seltzer Facts

  • Bennie Seltzer
  • Born January 20, 1971
  • Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Washington State University (BA, 1993)
  • After graduating from A.H. Parker HS (AL), Seltzer played for head coach Kelvin Sampson at Washington State
    • Earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior in 1993
  • Started his coaching career in 1997, joining Sampson‘s staff at his new program, Oklahoma
    • Was part of eight NCAA Tournaments at OU, including the Sooners’ trip to the 2002 NCAA Final Four
  • When Sampson left OU in 2006, Seltzer joined Tom Crean‘s staff at Marquette
    • After two years and two NCAA berths, Seltzer followed Crean to Indiana in 2008
  • Hired in 2012 to be the head coach at Samford, returning to his hometown of Birmingham, AL
    • Went just 24-41 in two seasons before being let go in March 2014
  • Returned to Bloomington and spent the 2014-15 season as Crean‘s director of player performance
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant under Porter Moser at Loyola (IL), then two at his alma mater Wazzu under Ernie Kent
  • Joined Walter McCarty‘s staff at Evansville in 2019, a return to the state of Indiana
  • In July 2020, Seltzer joined Zac Claus‘s staff at Idaho but then in October, he was announced as the new associate head coach at Texas State, working under Bobcats’ interim head coach Terrence Johnson
  • Along with his wife, DicQues, has two sons

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