Kim Anderson's New MU Basketball Staff Takes Shape

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago May 01, 2014 May 1, 2014 Thursday, May 01 2014 Thursday, May 01, 2014 5:30:00 PM CDT in Sports
By: Thomas Bradbury

COLUMBIA - Newly announced MU Basketball Coach Kim Anderson has wasted little time putting together his staff.

His first hire, which came just one day after becoming head coach, can be viewed as a way to maintain continuity. He chose to retain Associate Head Coach Tim Fuller.

Fuller is an important key to Missouri's immediate future. He was key in recruiting next year's 21st overall ranked recruiting class. The 2014 class is made-up of Georgia's Mr. Basketball award winner JaKeenan Gant, and Namon Wright, who was recently named a 2014 All-American by BallIsLife.com.

By retaining Fuller, Missouri may have a chance to receive a re-commitment from junior college guard Kevin Punter. Punter's decommitment came amidst news of Frank Haith's departure. Punter is set to decide between Tennessee and Missouri.

Fuller has spent the last three years on Missouri's staff with Haith. During his tenure he spent five games, winning all of them, as Interim Head Coach during Haith's suspension at the beginning of last season.

Keeping Fuller comes as a surprise to some. He received major interest in a head coaching job at Florida A&M.

"I'm ecstatic right now," Fuller said. "I love Missouri. I appreciate everything about our student-athletes, this state, this school and our fans. This has become my home. After meeting with Coach Anderson the last two days and seeing the way he relates to our student-athletes and coaches, I quickly accepted his offer to join his staff at Mizzou. This is going to be fun."

Anderson's second hiring has quite the history with him. Brad Loos has spent the past 12 years as an assistant basketball coach with five of those as an associate head coach under Anderson at Central Missouri.

Before joining the staff at Central Missouri, Loos played basketball and served as a graduate assistant under his Father, Dave Loos, at NCAA Division I Mid-Major Austin Peay of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Loos told Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune, "I'm thrilled, getting a chance to coach at that level, not only get to coach at that level, but coach at that level with Coach Anderson. That's a dream come true for a guy like me."

The most recent move by Anderson is the retaining of Director of Basketball Operations, Bryan Tibaldi.

Tibaldi played basketball at Michigan State under the highly successful Tom Izzo. Following his playing career at Michigan State, he became a graduate assistant on Izzo's staff before becoming the video coordinator for the Chicago Bulls.

He's spent the past three years working as Director of Basketball operations under Haith. With Anderson, he will keep the same role on the team.

"Bryan is a talented young coach and has great passion for Mizzou Basketball and the coaching profession," Anderson said. "I've really enjoyed getting to know Bryan over these past few days and am excited to retain him in the Director of Basketball Operations role. People around the department and our program have great respect for Bryan. His work ethic and attention to detail will serve this staff and our student-athletes well. I look forward to working with Bryan closely as we build our program."

Missouri lost previous assistant coaches Dave Leitao and Mark Phelps prior to Anderson's Hiring. Leitao followed Haith to Tulsa. Phelps left Missouri for Marquette before Haith's departure.

Anderson still has one assistant coaching position to fill. 

 

Related Stories

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Former U.S. Marine Eric Olson is used to brotherhood in service. Now he has formed a different kind... More >>
2 minutes ago March 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Friday, March 24 2017 Friday, March 24, 2017 7:09:34 AM CDT in Top Stories
FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities are looking for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian before fleeing in St. Louis... More >>
21 minutes ago March 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Friday, March 24 2017 Friday, March 24, 2017 6:50:49 AM CDT in Continuous News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A former southwestern Missouri high school teacher has admitted in federal court that he downloaded child pornography... More >>
25 minutes ago March 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Friday, March 24 2017 Friday, March 24, 2017 6:46:09 AM CDT in News
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office dealt with a riot inside one of the jail pods Thursday night. According to... More >>
1 hour ago March 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Friday, March 24 2017 Friday, March 24, 2017 5:40:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - In honor of Women's History Month, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Verterans' Hospital is recognizing the achievements of... More >>
3 hours ago March 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Friday, March 24 2017 Friday, March 24, 2017 3:21:35 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum for the Columbia Public School's school board and Boone Hospital... More >>
11 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:54:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is backing a contested health care overhaul proposed in the U.S. House.... More >>
12 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:23:27 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - As students and families are preparing to go on spring break trips, the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and... More >>
13 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:52:00 PM CDT in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A confrontation between neighbors ended with a man shooting two dogs, the Camden County Sheriff's Office said.... More >>
13 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:44:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University's president, Kevin D. Rome, will resign effective June 30 and the next day take over... More >>
14 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:03:00 PM CDT in News
ST. CLAIR (AP) — Firefighters who put out a blaze in an eastern Missouri woode d area found a man's... More >>
15 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:08:16 PM CDT in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A man who investigators say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female victim on Monday has been charged with... More >>
15 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:42:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A federal court convicted a Columbia man on charges related to child pornography and sexual exploitation of... More >>
16 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:08:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A packed audience learned about the connection between obesity and sleep problems Thursday in the Monsanto Auditorium at... More >>
16 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:36:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA— A bill supported by representatives on both sides of the aisle aims to change the way childcare subsidies are... More >>
16 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:24:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Residents of Mid-Missouri are accustomed to seeing the large rotunda of the Capitol building in Jefferson City... More >>
16 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:20:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man Tuesday after witnesses from a deadly shooting connected him with the crime scene. ... More >>
17 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:19:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The first African-American to lead the police department in Kansas Cit y, Missouri, i s planning... More >>
18 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:08:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 63°
8am 61°
9am 62°
10am 65°
11am 67°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
7:00a
Cheaters
7:30a
Cops Reloaded
8:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Grimm
8:00p
Dateline NBC
9:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Originals
8:00p
Reign
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld