|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
|Previous College:||Nebraska, 2008; Marquette, 2012|
Logan Bean was promoted to Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Northern Colorado in June 2011.
Bean spent the previous season as the Bears' Director of Basketball Operations, helping Northern Colorado to the Big Sky regular-season and postseason championships as well as an apperance in the NCAA Tournament.
Bean joined the Bears in August 2010 after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant for coach Buzz Williams and the Marquette Golden Eagles. Prior to that, Bean spent five years as a student manager for the University of Nebraska men’s basketball program, serving the final two years as head manager for current Huskers coach Doc Sadler.
In all, Bean has been to six NCAA Division I postseasons in eight years. Nebraska qualified for the NIT three times in his five seasons in Lincoln, Marquette advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice, and Bean was part of Northern Colorado's first NCAA Tournament, where it took on San Diego State in Tucson.
Bean has worked with and coached 11 professional basketball players, including NBA First Round draft picks Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls) and Lazar Hayward (Minnesota Timberwolves) and NBA player Wes Matthews (Portland Trailblazers). Bean has also worked directly with eight players who currently play professionally overseas.
“I’m excited to add a guy like Logan, who’s been at two higher-level programs in Nebraska and Marquette that are run by guys who are really respected in college basketball," Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill said. "Logan’s incredibly hungry to exceed in this business, and he’s going to be a great asset for Northern Colorado Basketball.
"He brings a lot of new ideas to our staff and brings some different ideas on how to do things because he’s seen it on a higher level than anyone else on this staff, including me. (Sadler and Williams) are guys who I really respect, and they can't say enough about Logan, and what he meant to their programs.”
Bean, a native of Eustis, Neb., graduated from Nebraska in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in communications studies and with a minor in sociology. He graduated from Marquette in 2012 with a master's degree in leadership studies.