Jacks name new assistant coach for men’s basketball

Cal Poly Humboldt Athletics

One month after Chris Tifft was named the new head coach of the Cal Poly Humboldt men’s basketball team, he has announced that Brandon Billups will join him as the new assistant coach with the team.

Billups reunites with the head coach after the two worked together at California State University Northridge.

Billips served as the Director of Operations and interim assistant coach for the Matadors. 

“We are excited to welcome coach Billups to the Lumberjack men’s basketball program,” Tifft said in a press release announcing the news. “Brandon is someone who shares a vision of what Cal Poly Humboldt will become; a program that realizes success on the court, achievement in the classroom and a connection with the community. 

“Over the past 10 seasons, coach Billups has worked alongside some of the most successful coaches in college basketball. We are fortunate to welcome him to the Green and Gold.”

Prior to the past two seasons at CSUN, Billups spent one season as an assistant coach at Concordia University Irvine in 2020-21. 

With the Eagles, Billups assisted with the execution of game plans and practices along with the creation of scouting reports. He also aided with recruiting efforts and played a key role in all video operations within the program. 

Before getting the assistant coaching job at CUI, Billups was also on the CSUN men’s basketball staff from 2018-20 as a graduate manager and video coordinator. 

“I am thankful for the opportunity to join the Cal Poly Humboldt men’s basketball program,” he said. “Coach Tifft is someone I have the utmost respect for and is a proven winner as a head coach. I look forward to serving our players, university, and community as we build a program that fans will be proud of. Go Jacks!”

Billups graduated from TCU with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and a minor in General Business Administration in 2017.

4 replies »

  1. Why can’t we hire local people? Bisio was JC coach of the year and they wouldn’t give him the job. How many times does HSU have to bring in crappy out of the area people to make their crappy school crappier?

  2. These coaches don’t make a whole lot of sense. I hope it works out, but it seems like the university really dropped the ball on this one.

  3. These coaches don’t make any sense. I hope it works out, but it seems like the university really dropped the ball on this one.

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