Josh Eilert enters his 11th season with the West Virginia men’s basketball program. Eilert spent the first six seasons as the video coordinator before being named coordinator of basketball operations in October 2013.
For the 2016-17 season, Eilert served as interim assistant coach. During that time, Eilert was responsible for on-court scouting, off-campus recruiting and working with WVU’s wing players.
He came to WVU from Kansas State, where he served as a graduate assistant at Kansas State under Bob Huggins in 2006-07.
Since coming to West Virginia in 2007, the Mountaineers won the 2010 Big East Championship and have earned eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2010 Final Four and four NCAA Sweet 16s.
While at Kansas State, Eilert assisted the coaching staff with the day-to-day internal operations of the basketball program, including self-scout and opponent scouting, coordination of on-campus recruiting, film exchange, travel arrangements and special projects. Eilert also served as the assistant camp director of the Bob Huggins basketball camps. Prior to Kansas State, Eilert was a loan officer at Community National Bank in Seneca, Kansas.
Eilert played two seasons of basketball at Kansas State from 2002-04 after transferring from Cloud County Community College, where he was a two-year letterman and one-year starter.
He was a first team all-Big 12 academic selection as a senior and four times was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Eilert was honored with the Keith Amerson Academic Award in 2004. While at Cloud County, he earned KJCAA Academic All-America honors as a sophomore.
A native of Osborne, Kan., Eilert earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State in 2004. He earned his master’s degree in College Student Personnel/Intercollegiate Athletics from Kansas State in 2007.
Eilert and his wife, Brandi, reside in Morgantown. They have a son, Brendan, and a daughter, Emri.