Alex Pribble, a graduate and former player at Cal, enters his second season on the EWU coaching staff in 2014-15.
Before arriving at Eastern, Pribble spent two seasons as an assistant at San Francisco State where he was the top assistant for the Gators. Prior to that, he was the boys’ basketball coach at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, Calif., for three years.
"I am honored that Alex is on our staff,” said head coach Jim Hayford. “He has a bright future in the coaching profession and our players will benefit from his mentoring. Alex is very intelligent, knows the game, and works well with people. He has a great work ethic and will be involved in all areas of our program."
San Francisco State was 9-19 his first season with the school, then improved to 16-12 in the 2012-13 season. The Gators finished 13-9 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, and advanced to the semifinals of the CCAA Tournament. A 57-47 victory over Cal State L.A. was the school’s first-ever home playoff victory as a member of the CCAA.
He helped recruit two eventual first team All-CCAA selections at San Francisco State, as well as one second team All-CCAA pick and one first team All-Region performer.
While at Tamalpais, the Red Tail Hawks won 30 games and earned a trip to the North Coast Section Playoffs during the 2009-10 season. It was the school’s first playoff berth in eight years. Pribble was the head coach at Tamalpais from 2008 until 2011.
He spent the 2007-08 season as a graduate assistant coach for Cal, and also spent time as an AAU head coach and individual instructor for the North Bay Basketball Academy.
Pribble received his bachelor’s degree in 2007 and his master’s in 2008 from the University of California-Berkeley. He walked-on during his freshman season and played in 76 games for the Bears during his four-year intercollegiate career. He received a scholarship at Cal after his sophomore season, and was named team captain as a senior when he played in 29 games and started eight.
He was twice named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team and was a two-time recipient of the Cal Hustle Award. He was also selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court and played in the inaugural Maccabi Australia International games.
The Fairfax, Calif., native graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in 2003. He was the team’s leading scorer his senior season while earning league Most Valuable Player honors. Pribble also was a two-time All-Bay Area selection.