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Dave Nedbalek
Assistant Coach
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Dave Nedbalek

Dave Nedbalek is entering his second season as a UT Tyler men’s basketball assistant coach under head coach Jamon Copeland and associate head coach Jake Deer.

Nedbalek helped lead the Patriots to a 15-win season and the third seed out of the American Southwest Conference East Division in the 2016-17 season where five players earned all-conference honors. His role with the Patriots includes video coordinator, high school recruiting coordinator, social media for the team’s accounts and guard development.

A San Antonio native, Nedbalek joined the UT Tyler coaching staff after serving as the head basketball coach and athletic director at King’s Academy Christian School. He helped guide King’s Academy to five district championships, four regional championships, to three state quarterfinals and to the 2012 state finals where the team finished as runner-ups. He completed his stay at the program having amassed an impressive 94-36 record.

Nedbalek graduated from Tyler’s Robert E. Lee High School and played one season at Ouachita Baptist in 2009 before taking the job at King’s Academy. He is currently pursing a bachelor’s degree online in Sports Psychology from Arizona State University.

“My initial draw to UT Tyler was the elite worth ethic of both Coach Copeland, and Coach Deer,” Nedbalek said. “l will supplement that by being relentless in my preparation, and execution of my various roles within our program. My passion for coaching stems from a desire to see men be impacted through sport for life; becoming men of character, moral integrity, and dependability. The University of Texas at Tyler is an incredible institution and I am honored to be able to continue helping grow this school’s great reputation, as well as the Patriot Men’s Basketball brand.”

Nedbalek is married to Nikki Nedbalek who is a RN First Assist at the Louis and Peaches Heart Hospital.  

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