Justin Bailey begins his first year as an assistant coach for the Pittsburg State University men's basketball program after being hired in July 2019.
Bailey came to Pitt State after serving as head coach at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith during the 2018-19 season.
He served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Lamar University for two years (2016-17 - 2017-18) helping the Cardinals to consecutive 19-win seasons and back-to-back selections to the College Basketball Invitational (CIT). Bailey was promoted to recruiting coordinator during the 2017-18 season.
He also served as an assistant coach at UAFS for four seasons from 2012-13 to 2015-16 helping the Lions to a pair of NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances (2013-14, 2015-16) and two Heartland Conference Championships (2012-13, 2013-14). Bailey also spent three years as head men's cross country coach at UAFS (2013-15).
Prior to joining the UAFS staff, Bailey spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Arizona State University (2010-11, 2011-12).
The Fort Smith, Ark., native played two seasons at Arkansas Fort Smith, helping the program capture the 2005-06 NJCAA National Championship. He then played three seasons at the University of Texas Permian Basin (2007-08 – 2009-10), earning All-Heartland Conference honors.
Bailey earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from UT Permian Basin in May 2010 and a master's degree in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State in May 2012.
Jake Hamburger begins his first year as an assistant coach in the Pittsburg State University men's basketball program.
Hamburger came to Pitt State from the University of Oregon where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the Ducks the past two years. Oregon posted a 25-13 record and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 before falling to eventual national champion Virginia this past season.
Prior to his tenure at Oregon, Hamburger served as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Hastings College, during the 2016-17 season. He also served as an assistant coach at Papillion La-Vista South High School for two years (2015-16).
Hamburger played basketball for three years at Hastings College (2012-14) after playing his freshman season at Morningside College (2011). He garnered honorable mention All-Great Plains Athletic Conference honors as a senior in 2014. Hamburger also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in each of his final two seasons at Hastings.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English secondary education from Hastings in May 2014 and he will receive a master's degree in prevention science from Oregon in June.
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