Aggies finalize basketball assistantsAugust 26, 2008LAWTON, Oklahoma (August 26) – The Cameron Athletic Department announced this week that it has finalized the two full-time basketball assistant coaching positions for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. In the women’s basketball program Steve Lowe has been hired as head coach Tom Webb’s assistant, while in men’s basketball Nate Gamet has been added as head coach Wade Alexander’s assistant. Lowe and Gamet replace Andrew Belsky and Ryan McAdams, respectively.
Lowe comes to Cameron from Bellevue Community College where, as the assistant coach, he was instrumental in turning around the Bulldog women’s basketball program. In three years Lowe assisted in transforming the team from a 4-22 squad to a 26-5 powerhouse. He also helped to lead the team to a second-place finish in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC).
In his time as an assistant coach at BCC, Lowe helped to accumulate two first-place division titles. He coached three First Team All-Conference players, two Second Team All-Conference players, three First Team All-NWAACC Tournament players, and one Second Team All-NWAACC Tournament player.
Lowe was eventually promoted to the head coaching position at BCC and led his team to an 18-13 record and a second-place division finish in his only season at the helm. He also coached one First Team All-NWAACC player and three Academic All-Stars.
Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Lowe is a graduate of Central Washington University where he received his undergraduate degree in Special Education. He went on to achieve his graduate degree in Technological Education from Walden University.
“We are very excited to have Coach Lowe on the staff,” Coach Webb said. “Not only does he add great knowledge of the game, but also extensive recruiting experience. He is going to add great staff chemistry, and has been a teacher for a long time so he knows how to teach the game well.”
Gamet comes to CU from Northwest Missouri State University where he spent the last five years as an assistant coach. During his tenure with the Bearcats, Gamet helped lead the team to three Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) championships and one regional championship. He also received his graduate degree in Athletic Administration from NMSU.
As a graduate assistant last year, Gamet and the Bearcats finished with a 24-8 record and an appearance in the NCAA Regional tournament. NMSU fell to the Lone Star Conference’s Central Oklahoma Bronchos in the tournament.
Throughout his career at NMSU, Gamet coached two All-Americans, two MIAA Players of the Year, one Freshman of the Year, five All-Conference players and two All-Region players. He also helped lead the Bearcat squad to a conference and two tournament championships, as well as a regional championship.
Originally from Princeton, Missouri, Gamet makes the move to Lawton with his wife of three years, Katrina. His hobbies include family, friends, golf, and other outdoor activities. He attained his undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State.
“I’m really excited to add Coach Gamet to the staff,” Coach Alexander said. “He comes from a great conference and a great coach, and he really knows what Division-II basketball is all about. He is coming here after being part of a winning tradition, and hopefully he can help us to establish a winning tradition here at Cameron.”
Both Lowe and Gamet have already begun work at CU, serving as coaches and professors. The women’s basketball squad begins their season on November 1, with an exhibition contest versus the Oklahoma Flyers. The exhibition begins at 6:00pm and will take place in the Aggie Gym. The regular season begins for the Aggie women on November 15 at the Texas Woman’s University Classic in Denton, Texas.
The Aggie men’s basketball team starts the exhibition portion of their season against the University of Oklahoma on November 8, up north in Norman, Oklahoma. The regular season for the Aggie men also begins on November 15 when the team matches up with Hillsdale Free-Will Baptist. The home opener tips off at 7:00pm at the Aggie Gym.