Randall Herbst
Position: Associate Head Coach
Experience: 2 Years

Randall Herbst will enter his third season as a member of the Green Bay men's basketball coaching staff in 2017-18, after being promoted to Associate Head Coach on October 4, 2016.

A year removed from helping the Phoenix capture the 2015-16 Horizon League Tournament Championship and earn its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 20 years, Herbst helped the 2017-18 team earn the program's fifth-consecutive postseason appearance.

Green Bay accepted an invite to the 2017 College Basketball Invitational, thanks to a third-place finish in the Horizon League with a 12-6 record. Herbst has played a key role in recruiting during his first two seasons with the Phoenix, helping the team recruit local and national talent to Green Bay, while also serving as a great mentor and teacher to his players. 

Warren Jones (Sixth Man of the Year) and Charles Cooper (Second Team All-League) were both honored in 2017-18, two players Herbst was key in landing. 

Herbst's recruiting ability worked quickly following his hiring in May of 2015, as he soon played an instrumental part in the signing of JUCO transfers Charles Cooper and Jamar Hurdle. Cooper, who landed on the Horizon League All-Tournament team in Detroit, was a key part of Green Bay's success after finishing second on the team in scoring with 13.6 PPG and setting the new program record in single season free throw attempts.

Hurdle burst on the scene late in the year, and appeared in 35 of his team's 36 games played. The Milwaukee-native scored in double figures in eight of his last 10 games to end the 2015-16 season, including 13 points against Valparaiso in the #MotorCityMadness Semifinals and an 11-point showing in Green Bay's NCAA Tournament game against Texas A&M.

With Herbst on the sidelines, Green Bay set multiple program records including points scored, steals, total rebounds, field goals made and free throws made among many others. The team ranked first in the NCAA in total steals and free throws attempted and ranked sixth in points per game. 

Herbst coached with Linc Darner while the two were at Lincoln Memorial, where they teamed up to win 19 games, which was the most in school history at the time. The two also coached together at Florida Southern from 2006-07.

For the previous four seasons, Herbst served as the top assistant coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 2013-14, the Maverick program made its first Division I postseason appearance after being invited to play in the College Tournament (CIT), where it advanced to the second round.

During his time in Omaha, Herbst recruited and coached Minnesota High School All-State standouts Mike Rostampour and Marcus Tyus, along with signing Minnesota's Mr. Basketball in 2015 JT Gibson. Herbst also led the acquiring of Wichita State transfer Jake White, who was a 2011 Parade Magazine High School All-American.

From 2009-11, Herbst was the head coach at the University of Mary, a Division II program in North Dakota. He led the Marauders to a 38-19 record, including a 23-6 mark in 2010-11. U-Mary won 16 straight conference games to finish 18-4 and finish second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings. The Marauders qualified for the NCAA Division II Central Region tournament for the first time.

The Marauders enjoyed back to back seasons as the number one team in the country in fewest turnovers per game. Herbst also recruited and coached Appleton West HS standout Anthony Moody, who was a four-time All-American and a fifth round draft pick by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.

After being named the Division II Bulletin Coach of the Month in February 2011, Herbst went on to be chosen as a finalist for the Clarence “Big House” Gaines Division II Coach of the Year award.

Herbst took over a program that had won seven games total in 2008-09, but he quickly produced 15 wins in his first year and then 23 in his second year while helping the Marauders climb to as high as 14th in the national poll.

From 2007-09, Herbst served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on Derrin Hansen's staff at UNO. In his first Maverick season, Herbst helped guide UNO to a school-record 25 wins, the North Central Conference Tournament title and a second-round appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Herbst recruited 2010 HM All-American Tyler Bullock and also recruited 2012 Division I 2nd-Team All-Independent performer Alex Welhouse from Kaukauna.

Prior to his first stint at UNO, Herbst spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida Southern. The 1993 Winona State graduate also served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at North Dakota from 2000-06. He was the associate head coach at UND from 2004-06. While at North Dakota, Herbst coached three NCC Players of the Year, three All-Americans, and Jerome Beasley, the 2003 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year who was drafted by the Miami Heat in the second round of the NBA Draft.

Herbst's first head coaching experience came at Waldorf Junior College from 1998-2000, where his team notched 19 wins in 1998-99, the second most in school history. Waldorf was ranked No. 1 in the country in team defense both seasons.

His other coaching experience includes stints as an assistant coach at North Iowa Community College from 1993-97 and at Lincoln Memorial in 1997-98. At NICC, he helped guide the team to three winning seasons and the 1995 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II championship. His Lincoln Memorial squad collected 19 wins, the most in school history.

Herbst earned academic All-America honors at Waldorf Junior College as a player in 1991 and was the school's Male Athlete of the Year. He was the team captain two years and was a two-time all-region honorable mention pick. He went on to play two seasons at Winona State, helping the Warriors to back-to-back winning seasons in 1991-92, and 1992-93 and was the team captain as a senior. He graduated cum laude with a degree in physical education. Herbst scored 1,031 points during his four-year college career. He added a master of science degree in sports administration from Minnesota State-Mankato in 2005.

In September 2012, Herbst was honored with induction into the Beaver Dam High School Hall of Fame.

He also recruited and coached Green Bay's current Director of Operations Rion Rayfield at Florida Southern.

Herbst and his wife, the former Kari Ann Kalenze, have a daughter, Liza, and a son, Jude.

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