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Augustana University - Men's Basketball Camps

Augustana Men's Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff

Collin Authier

Collin Authier
Assistant Coach

Collin Authier enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Augustana men’s basketball program in 2016-17. Authier returned to Augustana as a full-time assistant coach in 2014-15 after spending three seasons as the assistant to the head coach at NCAA Division I Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
 
Authier spent three seasons at Augustana prior to his stint at Corpus Christi, including two seasons as a graduate assistant from 2009-12.
 
Authier has helped Augustana to back-to-back record-setting seasons. Over the last two seasons, Augustana has compiled a record of 65-5, including setting the school record for wins in two straight years. The Vikings won a program record 34 games in 2015-16 and secured the first men’s basketball National Championship in school history. Augustana had the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division II in 2015-16 and had the second-most wins of all NCAA teams across all three divisions.
 
Four players earned All-NSIC honors in 2015-16, including first team selections Daniel Jansen, Casey Schilling and Alex Richter. Jordan Spencer, who set the single season assist record at Augustana in 2015-16, was named All-NSIC Second Team. Jansen and Schilling earned player of the year honors from the NSIC for the second straight season. Jansen was named the NSIC’s Player of the Year and Schilling earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Jansen went on to be named the Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight season and eventually the NABC National Player of the Year. Jansen and Schilling finished their careers at Augustana as the top two scorers in program history, the first two players to score over 2,000 career points. Jansen owns the all-time record with 2,255 career points while Schilling finished his career ranked second with 2,054.
 
Richter emerged as the Most Outstanding Player of the Elite Eight in Frisco, Texas during the team’s national championship run. Richter averaged 24.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field and 71 percent from 3-point range. He scored 32 points in the quarterfinal win over Tarleton State and led the Vikings with 26 points in the national title game against Lincoln Memorial.
 
During Authier’s first season back at Augustana the team won its first-ever Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season championship before the Vikings went on to win its first-ever postseason tournament winning the NSIC Tournament. Augustana hosted the NCAA Central Region Tournament for the first time in program history.
 
Authier helped guide Augustana to a school record 31 wins (31-3) in 2014-15, which included a program record 19-game winning streak. The Vikings has the second-best winning percentage of all teams in NCAA Division II (91.2 percent) in 2014-15 and were one of just 18 teams across all divisions with 30-plus wins.
 
Augustana set numerous single season records in 2014-15, including most points (2,955), field goals made (1,016), 3-point field goals made (313), 3-point field goals attempted (754), free throws made (610), free throws attempted (814) and rebounds (1,292). Daniel Jansen also set the individual single season scoring record in 2014-15 scoring 671 points.   
 
At Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, he was responsible for the majority of the administrative tasks surrounding the program, including team travel. Authier was also in charge of the teams’ camps and community service projects.
 
Under his leadership, the Islanders were a strong presence in the Corpus Christi community. The team made appearances at numerous events and was also involved with the Ronald McDonald House, Boy Scouts and the Miracle League.
 
During his time at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, the Islanders finished 14-4 in the Southland Conference, which was good for second place in the 14-team league. The squad posted 12 more victories than it had the previous year, the third largest turnaround in the nation.
 
During Authier’s stint at Augustana, the Vikings posted a 66-26 record, including the 2009-10 season when Augustana won a school record 24 games. He was on staff for two straight NCAA Tournament berths, including two Sweet 16 appearances.
 
Before coming to Augustana, Authier attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior from 2006-2008, where he also worked as a student assistant for the men's basketball program. Authier assisted in all aspects of the basketball program, which included practice, player development, scouting, game preparation, film exchange and recruiting.
 
Authier worked with a staff at UWS that was able to produce the top-recruiting class in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after his first year as an assistant. With his help, the team produced a seven-win improvement in two years, which included a run to the semi-finals of the WIAC tournament. Authier has also helped coach the D3 News Top 10 freshman in the nation and two All-WIAC players.
 
Authier earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Augustana in 2009 and is pursuing his master's degree in education at Augustana and will complete in the spring of 2016. 

Chad Hettermann
Assistant Coach

Chad Hettermann enters his sixth season on the men’s basketball staff at Augustana, his fourth as a full-time assistant in 2016-17. Hettermann, a 2011 graduate of Augustana, played four seasons for the Vikings before spending two as a graduate assistant.
 
Hettermann also leads the men’s basketball player development program at Augustana.
 
Hettermann has been a part of Augustana’s last seven NCAA Tournament appearances, three as a player and four as an assistant coach.
 
Over the last two seasons, Hettermann has helped lead Augustana to back-to-back NSIC Championships and a 65-5 record, including a school record 34 wins in 2015-16. The Vikings won the program’s first National Championship in school history last season and finished the year with the highest winning percentage in NCAA Division II and the second-most wins of all NCAA teams across all three divisions.
 
Four players earned All-NSIC honors in 2015-16, including first team selections Daniel Jansen, Casey Schilling and Alex Richter. Jordan Spencer, who set the single season assist record at Augustana in 2015-16, was named All-NSIC Second Team. Jansen and Schilling earned player of the year honors from the NSIC for the second straight season. Jansen was named the NSIC’s Player of the Year and Schilling earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Jansen went on to be named the Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight season and eventually the NABC National Player of the Year. Jansen and Schilling finished their careers at Augustana as the top two scorers in program history, the first two players to score over 2,000 career points. Jansen owns the all-time record with 2,255 career points while Schilling finished his career ranked second with 2,054.
 
Richter emerged as the Most Outstanding Player of the Elite Eight in Frisco, Texas during the team’s national championship run. Richter averaged 24.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field and 71 percent from 3-point range. He scored 32 points in the quarterfinal win over Tarleton State and led the Vikings with 26 points in the national title game against Lincoln Memorial.
 
In 2014-15, Augustana the team won its first-ever Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season championship before the Vikings went on to win its first-ever postseason tournament winning the NSIC Tournament. Augustana hosted the NCAA Central Region Tournament for the first time in program history.
 
Hettermann helped guide Augustana to a school record 31 wins (31-3) in 2014-15, which included a program record 19-game winning streak. The Vikings has the second-best winning percentage of all teams in NCAA Division II (91.2 percent) in 2014-15 and were one of just 18 teams across all divisions with 30-plus wins.
 
Augustana set numerous single season records in 2014-15, including most points (2,955), field goals made (1,016), 3-point field goals made (313), 3-point field goals attempted (754), free throws made (610), free throws attempted (814) and rebounds (1,292). Daniel Jansen also set the individual single season scoring record in 2014-15 scoring 671 points.
 
A native of Johnsburg, Ill., Hettermann closed his tenure as a player at Augustana in 2010-11 and left as one of the winningest players in program history.  During his five years on the roster, the Vikings compiled a record of 101-47 while making two Sweet 16 appearances.
 
Hettermann, regarded as a staunch defender, appeared in 116 career games and made 37 starts.  He also scored 225 points, grabbed 187 rebounds, dished out 155 assists and made 97 steals.
 
Hettermann graduated from Johnsburg High School in 2006 and earned bachelor's degrees in sports management and business administration from Augustana in 2011. 
 
He earned his master's in sports administration and leadership from Augustana in 2014.
 
Hettermann resides in Harrisburg with his wife Kimberly. 
 

Wes Kosel
Assistant Coach

Wes Kosel is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Augustana men’s basketball team in 2016-17.
 
Kosel joined Augustana after spending two seasons as a member of the Colorado College men’s basketball staff. He also served as the head coach of the junior varsity team at Colorado College in 2015-16.
 
A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Kosel was an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University from 2012-14. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He also earned his master’s degree in physical education from the University of Houston.
 
Kosel has worked summer camps for the Houston Rockets, University of Houston, Texas State University, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, University of Colorado and the University of New Mexico.
 
Kosel is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer, both of which are certifications earned through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
 
Kosel and his wife, Molly, live in Sioux Falls.

Ryan Kirsch
Graduate Assistant Coach

Ryan Kirsch enters his first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Augustana University men’s basketball team in 2016-17.
 
Kirsch is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University where he was a student manager with the Cyclones men’s basketball program.
 
As a student manager at Iowa State, Kirsch assisted the coaching staff with creating of scouting reports and opponent personnel video editing. He was also responsible for editing practice and game film for personal and opponent scouting purposes.
 
Kirsch was also involved in assisting the coaching staff with individual and team-based workouts. He was also instrumental in helping the Iowa State men’s basketball program run the Fred Hoiberg basketball camps.
 
He graduated from Iowa State in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.
 
Kirsch was also a member of the Iowa State University Sports Analytics Club and was a manager for the Cyclones’ softball team.
 

Kirsch is pursuing his master’s degree in sports administration and leadership at Augustana.