Eric Olen has announced the hiring of Nick Booker as an assistant coach for the Tritons. Booker heads to UC San Diego after spending the last three seasons as the associate head coach at Eastern Washington.
"I am really excited to welcome Nick and his family and we are thrilled to add them to our Triton Family," said Olen. "Coach Booker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable as we transition to Division I and the Big West Conference. He is committed to helping our players reach their potential and I know they will benefit from his ability to teach and mentor."
At Eastern Washington, Booker was responsible for leading player skill development with emphasis on post players, and on-court coaching with defensive emphasis. He also oversaw academic monitoring, recruiting, practice planning, in-season opponent scouting and summer camps. In three seasons at EWU, Booker helped the Eagles win 59 games overall, 41 in Big Sky Conference play and a Big Sky championship in 2019-20.
"My family and I could not be more excited and appreciative to be part of Coach Olen's staff and the San Diego community," Booker said. "UC San Diego's stellar reputation as being one of the top public universities in the world coupled with its emphasis to develop the whole scholar-athlete creates a transformative college experience."