Ernie Zeigler

Ernie Zeigler (born January 31, 1966)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Nebraska Cornhuskers (Head coach: Fred Hoiberg)
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Teams coached: Central Michigan Chippewas
Central Michigan record: 75-111 (.403)
Overall record: 75-111 (.403)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • MAC Regular Season Champion:  2  (2009, 2010)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Nebraska (asst)
2015-2022 Mississippi State (asst)
2013-2015 Detroit Mercy (asst)
2006-2012 Central Michigan
2003-2006 UCLA (asst)
2001-2003 Pittsburgh (asst)
2000-2001 Bowling Green (asst)
1999-2000 Kansas State (asst)

Ernie Zeigler Facts

  • Ernest Franklin Zeigler II
  • Born January 31, 1966
  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Alma Mater: Cleary College (BA, 1994)
  • The Detroit-native graduated from Cody HS (MI) and played at Schoolcraft JC (MI), D-II Armstrong State (GA) and D-II Northwood (MI)
  • Began his coaching career back in Detroit, spending six years as an assistant boys basketball coach at alma mater Cody HS
  • Served as a head coach overseas for one year with the Henan Wildcats (China) and two years with Al-Halil (Saudi Arabia)
  • Spent one year each on the staff at Kansas State (under Tom Asbury) and Bowling Green (under Dan Dakich)
  • Joined Ben Howland‘s staff at Pittsburgh in 2001 and two years later followed him to UCLA, working there for three seasons
  • Returned to his home state in 2006 when he was hired as the head coach at Central Michigan
    • Went 75-111 in six seasons at the helm, earning a share of the MAC West division title in both 2009 and 2010
    • Finished below .500 in all but one season; was fired in 2012 following a second-straight 20+ loss record
  • Spent two seasons on the staff at Detroit Mercy under head coach Ray McCallum
  • Reunited with Howland in 2015, spending the next seven years as an assistant at Mississippi State
  • Hired in August 2022 to be an assistant on Fred Hoiberg‘s staff at Nebraska
  • Along with his wife, Seantelle, has two children; son, Trey, played for him at CMU and later at Pittsburgh and TCU

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