Ben Finkbeiner
Ben Finkbeiner

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
3rd Year

Alma Mater:
Oral Roberts, 2006



02/07/2014

Boise State Hosts Utah State for "BLACK OUT" in Bronco Gym

Broncos look to get back on track when Aggies come to town.

► BOISE STATE TENURE (2011-present)

  • Ben Finkbeiner is in his third season with the Broncos. Finkbeiner's primary responsibilities are to serve as recruiting coordinator, a well as defensive coordinator. This year will mark his eighth season as a collegiate coach.
  • In two years with the Broncos he has helped coach one player to two postseason all-conference honors, two to honorable mention all-conference and one conference all-tournament team honoree. In addition, seven players have earned Mountain West All-Academic Team recognition.


► PRIOR TO BOISE STATE

  • Finkbeiner came to Boise State after three seasons as an assistant coach at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M. He served as the recruiting coordinator, guard position coach, defense coach, strength and conditioning coach and assisted with scouting. In his last season (2010-11) at NMJC the team recorded a 20-win season going 20-10 and 6-6 in league. In 2009-10, Finkbeiner helped guide the team to the program's first postseason appearance in eight years, finishing third in the conference with a 16-14 overall mark. During coach Finkbeiner's first season, 2008-09, the Lady T-Birds had a 17 win campaign, an improvement of 14 wins over the previous year. In his final two seasons at NMJC he coached five Lady T-Birds to all-conference honors, two to all-conference honorable mention and one player to NJCAA All-Region 5 honors.
  • Prior to New Mexico Junior College, Finkbeiner spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the University of Central Oklahoma's men's basketball team in Edmond, Okla. The UCO Bronchos finished the 2007-2008 season with a 28-6 record while reaching the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
  • Before UCO, Finkbeiner served as the director of basketball operations for the Oral Roberts University women's basketball team in Tulsa, Okla. He assisted the program in winning the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, as well as earning a berth into the NCAA Tournament.


► PERSONAL

  • While attending Oral Roberts University, Finkbeiner ran track and pole vaulted during his freshman year. He played one year of college basketball at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, before returning to ORU to coach.
  • Finkbeiner received his Bachelor of Science Degree at Oral Roberts University in 2006, and his Master of Education Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2008. He is married to the former Alycia Seay, the couple has one son, Zane (1). Ben's father Jerry is the head women's basketball coach at Utah State University and was the former head coach at Oral Roberts University. His grandfather Myron Finkbeiner is a former collegiate basketball head coach and is the founder of the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in Boise.