Brette Tanner

Brette Tanner (born November 7, 1975)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Abilene Christian Wildcats
Current conference: Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
Abilene Christian record: 54-46 (.540)
Overall record^: 54-46 (.540)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Abilene Christian
2013-2021 Abilene Christian (assoc. HC)
2006-2013 Stephen F. Austin (asst)
2004-2006 South Plains (TX) (asst)
2000-2004 Fort Scott CC (KS)
1998-2000 Fort Scott CC (KS) (asst)

Brette Tanner Facts

  • Brette Tanner
  • Born November 7, 1975
  • Hometown: Rose Hill, Kansas
  • Alma Mater: Emporia State University (BA, 1998) / Pittsburg State University (MS, 2000)
  • Played basketball at Allen County CC (KS) and at D-II Emporia State (KS), the latter under head coach Ron Slaymaker
  • Started his coaching career as an assistant at Fort Scott CC (KS), with one of those years working under Chris Beard
    • Spent four years as the head coach at Fort Scott, leaving with the fourth-most wins in program history
  • After two seasons as an assistant at South Plains College (TX), Tanner joined Danny Kaspar‘s staff at Stephen F. Austin
    • Worked at SFA for a total of seven seasons and was part of one NCAA Tournament, two NITs and four Southland titles
  • Hired at Abilene Christian to be the associate head coach under Joe Golding; the program was just then transitioning to Division I
    • Was on the staff at ACU for eight years, helping build the small program into a postseason regular
    • The Wildcats went to the NCAA Tournament in 2019 and 2021, upsetting 4-seed Texas in the latter to reach the second round
  • In April 2021, Golding left for UTEP and Tanner was elevated to head coach a day later; program moved to the WAC that same year
    • Went 25-11 overall in his first season, which included a trip to the CBI semifinals

Brette Tanner Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only