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Texas State men’s basketball adds new associate head coach


Texas State mascot Boko the Bobcat raises a claw in the air during a Texas State basketball game vs. UTA, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

Bennie Seltzer will join the Texas State men’s basketball staff as associate head coach under interim Head Coach Terrence Johnson, the team announced Oct. 20.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to coach with a young coach like coach Johnson and his staff,” Seltzer said. “I have watched these guys over the years and know the type of team they have. It excites me to work with this group of kids and good basketball players.”
Johnson says the team is excited to have Seltzer join the staff ahead of what is slated to be a season full of unknowns.
“I have known him for over 20 years, and he is passionate and very experienced on the defensive side of the ball,” Johnson said. “His addition will keep us at the level we have been competing in the last five years.”
Seltzer was most recently an assistant coach at the University of Evansville beginning in August 2019.
Before Evansville, Seltzer coached at his alma mater Washington State for two seasons under former Head Coach Ernie Kent.
Preceding the job at Washington State, Seltzer was an assistant coach at Loyola (Chicago) for one season. Before that, he served as the Samford University head coach for two seasons.
Prior to his first season as a head coach, Seltzer was an assistant at Indiana University under former head coach Tom Crean. During his tenure at Indiana, Seltzer coached NBA players Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller. He found himself in the Sweet 16 with the Hoosiers in 2013.
Before his time in Indiana, Seltzer was an assistant coach at Marquette University (2006-2008). He served his first assistant coach job at Oklahoma University (1997-2006) under long-time coach Kelvin Sampson.
As a player at Washington State, Seltzer still sits at the top of the list for career assists. He is also in the school’s top 10 for career steals, field goals and three-point field goals.

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