Hancock’s coaching career began
at North Idaho College where he was an Assistant Coach from
1991-1996 under NJCAA Hall of Fame Inductee Rolly Williams.
Hancock played for NIC from 1986-1988.
Coach Hancock spent the 1996-1997 season as an Assistant Coach at the University of Idaho where he
worked with current Middle Tennessee State University Head Coach Kermit Davis. For the 1997-1998
season, Hancock was an Administrative Assistant Coach at Washington State University where he
worked under current Boston Celtic Assistant Kevin Eastman.
Brian spent five seasons (1998-2003) as an assistant at the College of Southern Idaho and saw 33 players sign with Division I
programs. In his five years with the program, the Golden Eagles compiled a 131-31 record and had three players make NBA
rosters (Tony Bobbitt - Lakers, William “Smush” Parker - Clippers, and Yakhouba Diawara - Nuggets).
In 2003-2004, Hancock served one season as an Assistant Coach at Barton County Kansas Community College and helped
lead the Cougars to a 25-9 season and a Region VI runner-up finish.
The last four Years (2004-2008) Hancock served as a Division I Assistant Coach at the University of Northern Colorado and
The University of Idaho. Last season’s Idaho squad finished sixth in the Western Athletic Conference and saw two players
receive WAC Conference Awards.
Hancock graduated from the University of Idaho in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. He earned his
Masters Degree in Recreation from Idaho in 1998 and is originally from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He married the former Carrie
Burkhart June 4, 2007 and first child, Jaxson, was born last November.
Herb Williams joins the Blue Devil staff as a first year Assistant Coach. Williams
has a coaching background on the Division I level at Michigan State and Idaho
State University in addition to high school stops at Evanston, Rich South, Hillcrest,
Sandoval and Centralia High Schools in Illinois.
As a three-year standout athlete at Centralia High Schools in basketball, football and
track, he earned more than 50 honors including All-State and All-American.
After High School he attended the University of Evansville where he was a starter on the
undefeated 1965 NCAA DII National Camps along with former Utah Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan.
He has also had the opportunity to work with and coach NBA and European stars such as Scott
Skiles, Steve Smith, Kevin Willis, Sam Vincent, Everett Stephens, Magic Johnson,
Jim Potter and others.
Williams is married to the former Marilyn K. O’Neal and they have five children: Allen, Mikki,
Douglas, Mary and Megan.