Missouri Western Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin has announced that Brett Weiberg has been named head coach of the Griffon Men’s Basketball program, the fourth since 1969. Weiberg comes to MWSU from Northern Oklahoma College where he has been the head coach since 2006 and replaces Hall of Fame coach Tom Smith who retired at the end of this past season after 25 years at the helm.
“I could not be more excited to welcome Brett Weiberg and his family to Missouri Western State University and the St. Joseph community,” said McGuffin.”Brett was born to coach and has been around it all of his life and it shows with his ability to recruit and motivate high quality student- athletes.”
The 38-year-old, who has compiled 125 career victories in seven seasons, led Northern Oklahoma to a 27-4 overall record and the OCAC conference regular season championship in the 2012-2013 campaign.
“I am really excited,” said Weiberg. “I feel very humbled and blessed to have this opportunity. Kurt McGuffin has been absolutely wonderful, he is really good. This is a move I have been wanting to make for a few years and I am fortunate to do it at a place that has so much rich tradition at a great school in a good location in a very good league. I’m looking forward to competing at a high level and just as importantly, I’m looking forward to working with a bunch of good people.”