Rockets gain assistant men's basketball coach

Jason Kemp of North Dakota State to join Tod Kowalczyk's staff

Jason Kemp
Jason Kemp

Jason Kemp, who spent the past six seasons as an assistant basketball coach at North Dakota State, has accepted the same position at the University of Toledo. A formal announcement is expected to come next week.

Kemp will join Jordan Mincy in 2013-14 as first-year coaches on Tod Kowalczyk's staff. Both new assistants coached teams last year that made the championship game of their conference tournament. North Dakota State posted a 24-10 record, including a 12-4 mark in the Summit League.

Kemp, 32, is a native of Madison, Wisc. and was a four-year letterwinner at Wisconsin La-Crosse. He broke into coaching in 2004-05 at Minnesota State Moorhead. He spent the next two seasons as a graduate manager at NDSU before getting promoted to assistant coach.

Kemp's hiring comes about two weeks after Mincy accepted a job. Mincy, a former Kent State point guard, coached last season at College of Charleston.