Men's Basketball Assistant Coaches Named

San Jose, Calif.—Chris Brazelton Jack Kennedy and Omar Lowery have been named assistant coaches for the San Jose State University men’s basketball program, as announced by head coach Dave Wojcik.

Brazelton returns to California after spending the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach at Drake University.  He was responsible for all phases of recruiting, non-conference scheduling and player development.  Prior to Drake, Brazelton spent five seasons as an assistant coach at UC Riverside for Jim Wooldridge.  He was responsible for recruiting and landed two classes that were ranked in the top-50 nationally by hoopscooponline.com, a first for the school.  Two players were the first in school history to receive first team All-Big West honors – Kyle Austin and Phil Martin. 

A native of Highland, Calif., Brazelton graduated from Redlands East Valley High School before beginning his collegiate career at UC Santa Cruz where he played for two seasons before transferring to Fresno State.  He made the team as a walk-one for two seasons and was a 2004-05 Fresno State Scholar Athlete.

Brazelton graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications in 2006.  He earned a Master of Arts degree in strategic communications from National University in 2009.

Kennedy comes to San Jose State after spending the past five seasons with the University of San Francisco men’s basketball program.  He was promoted to assistant coach in 2012-13 after spending two years as the Director of Basketball Operations and two years as a graduate assistant.  Kennedy was responsible for coaching guards and recruiting last year after spending two seasons in charge of the team’s daily operations including team travel, fundraising and recruiting visits.  Kennedy earned his master’s degree in sports management in 2010.

Kennedy graduated from Grinnell College (Iowa) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and earned letters in basketball and golf.  Kennedy played four seasons under legendary head coach David Arseneault who has one of the premier offenses in college basketball.  Kennedy’s sophomore season (2003-04), the Pioneers led the nation in scoring with a then-NCAA record 126.2 points per game.

Lowery spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal Poly.  He was responsible for all out of state recruiting, focusing on the Midwest and Texas.  Lowery was also in charge of skill development for the post players.

Prior to Cal Poly, Lowery worked three seasons at Texas State (2006-09) as an assistant coach.  There, he recruited seven players ranked among the top-40 Texas high school prospects and mentored two academic all-conference honorees.  Lowery started his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Eastern New Mexico (2004-06) after serving as a varsity assistant coach at Hale HS (2001-02) in West Allis, Wisc., and at Marquette HS (2003-03) in Milwaukee.

A Wisconsin native, Lowery graduated from Concordia (Wisc.) in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education.  He received his master’s degree in sports administration from Eastern New Mexico in 2006.

Season ticket deposits are being accepted now through the Spartan Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX.  For just $50, you can reserve your ticket to see the 2013-14 Spartans in action.

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