Niko Medved

Niko Medved (born August 10, 1973)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Colorado State Rams
Current conference: Mountain West Conference (MWC)
Furman record: 62-71 (.466)
Drake record: 17-17 (.500)
Colorado State record: 117-75 (.609)
Overall record: 196-162 (.547)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-present Colorado State
2017-2018 Drake
2013-2017 Furman
2007-2013 Colorado State (asst)
2006-2007 Minnesota (asst)
1999-2006 Furman (asst)
1997-1999 Macalester (assoc. HC)

Niko Medved Facts

  • Niko Medved
  • Born August 10, 1973
  • Hometown: Roseville, Minnesota
  • Alma Mater: University of Minnesota (BS, 1997 & MA, 1999)
  • Was a student manager at Minnesota during his undergrad years, when the Gophers were coached by Clem Haskins
  • Served as associate head coach for two seasons under Curt Kietzer at D-III Macalester while completing his masters
  • Spent four years as an instructor at the Nike All-America camp before joining the Furman staff in 1999 as an assistant under Larry Davis, staying there until 2006
  • After one season at his alma mater Minnesota under interim head coach Jim Molinari, Medved joined Tim Miles’ staff at Colorado State in 2007
  • Hired in April 2013 as head coach at Furman, inheriting a 7-win team that had finished last place the year prior
    • Had the Paladins in the CIT by year three and in year four, won 20+ games for the first time since 1991 and won a share of the SoCon regular season title
  • Became the head basketball coach at Drake in March 2017, where he went 17-17 in just one season
  • Hired in March 2018 to be the new head coach at Colorado State
    • After winning 12 games in his first season, Medved led the Rams to 20 wins in year two and 18 wins and a NIT bid in year three
    • The Rams won 25 games in both 2021-22 and 2023-24, earning at-large NCAA Tournament bids both seasons

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