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.
Brian Edelstein begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils. Prior to joining the Kaskaskia family, Brian was the head coach at the College of Eastern Utah compiling a 16-13 record in his lone season and reached as high as 14th in the NJCAA National Poll. While at CEU, four of his players signed with Division 1 schools. Brian also spent a single season as the Video Coordinator at the University of South Carolina under head coach Darrin Horn.
Under head coach Geno Ford at Kent State, Brian served as a graduate assistant and won a MAC regular season championship and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals. Before this, Brian spent two seasons at Cal Poly as head manager under Kevin Bromley. Brian began his coaching career at the high school level as an assistant coach for 3 years at Sequoia High School and Piedmont Hills High School for legendary high school coach Pete Simos.
Edelstein graduated from Cal Poly in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. He earned his Masters Degree in Sports and Recreation Management in 2010 from Kent State University. He was born and raised in San Carlos, California.