Cal State assistant lands top gig

Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball coach Jeff Oliver is losing his lead assistant to a rival as Paul Trevor has been named the head coach at San Francisco State.

It is a good move for Trevor. Very few aspire to be an assistant their entire career and the older you get the harder it is to make the move. And the fewer offers you get. Trevor and his wife are both from that area so it made even more sense.

It isn’t a bad gig. The program used to be awful but has been built back up to respectability by Bill Treseler who resigned after five years. It has several starters back including Marquel Hoskins, who the Coyotes never did figure out how to guard. A lot of times the coach taking over a new gig has a rebuilding chore on his hands. But that isn’t the case here.Trevor won’t be starting from scratch.

Oliver and Trevor were extremely close. In fact it is hard picturing one without the other. Oliver brought Trevor on board the minute he got the job at Cal State eight years ago. But good programs have good assistants and they move on. It is a compliment to the progam.

It will be interesting when the two match wits from opposite sidelines.