BJ Alzaid has joined the men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach. He will primary responsibility be recruiting.
Alzaid has 11 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level. He began his coaching career at Temple Junior College in Temple, Texas from 2002-2004. He helped Kirby Johnson’s teams advance to the post season both years. Alzaid joined Stan Bonewitz at Concordia University in the 2007-2008 season and was the recruiting coordinator from 2008-2014, guiding the program’s first-ever NCAA postseason victory. The team captured one league championship and made three conference tournament title game appearances. Forty players earned all-conference honors, and two have tabbed American Southwest Conference (ASC) West Division Players of the Year (Brad Walker, 2010; Dwayne Patterson, 2013). Additionally, two players earned ASC West Division Freshman of the Year awards (Joel McDonald, 2008; Nick Haynes, 2010). Throughout six seasons, the Tornados averaged 92.4 points per game, leading a fast-tempo scoring style.
In 2013-2014, the Tornados posted a 16-10 record and advanced to the ASC Tournament for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. Patterson and Sanchez both earned first-team All-ASC accolades, while Patterson also collected D3hoops.com second-team All-West Region honors. In 2012-2013, Alzaid guided Concordia to its best season since the school joined NCAA Division III. The Tornados won the ASC Tournament Championship for the first time in school history and advanced to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Concordia’s 87-83 victory over Trinity in the opening round of the NCAA postseason tournament allowed the squad to advance to the Round of 32. Alzaid’s squad posted a 24-6 overall record, the best for the Tornados since the 1981-1982 campaign. Concordia, which ranked second in the country with an average of 94 points per game, finished second in the ASC West Division to qualify for its sixth ASC Tournament in seven seasons, where it upset the top two seeds in route to the crown.
In 2014-2015 Alzaid coached high school basketball in Dallas and advanced McKinney North to the state playoffs.
From 2015-2017, Alzaid returned to Concordia to assist the women’s program. The Tornados made the postseason each year he was there.
Alzaid earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Concordia University-Texas in 2008. He also earned a master’s degree from Concordia in curriculum and Instruction in 2010.
He and his wife Sylvia are the parents of a daughter, Nova.
|1||Jared Embry||SR||F||6-6||200||Paris, Texas||Paris High School/Univ. of Ark.-Montecello|
|2||Christian Fields||JR||G||5-9||150||Kerrville, Texas||Tivy School/Howard College|
|4||Estefan Trevino||SO||G||6-0||160||San Antonio, Texas||Holmes High School/Randall Univ.|
|5||Ruben Monzon||SO||F||6-5||180||San Diego, Calif.||Goose Creek HS/Texas A&M San Antonio|
|10||Darin Minniefield||JR||G||6-3||180||Houston, Texas||Bellaire High School/Peru State Univ.|
|11||Tyler Giron||SO||G||5-11||165||Houston, Texas||J. Frank Dobie HS/Upper Iowa Univ.|
|14||Edvin Tedesjo||JR||C||6-11||225||Stockholm, Sweden||Lulea Riksbasket Gymnasium/Marshalltown CC|
|15||Carlson Goode||JR||W||6-5||175||Blythewood, S.C.||Blythewood High School/Ranger College|
|21||Calvin Kintu||JR||PG||5-11||185||London, England||Western Wyoming|
|22||Finn Wilczek||SO||F||6-8||215||Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany||Schillerschule High School|
|23||Aidan Torres||SO||G||5-9||140||Houston, Texas||Houston Christian HS/UIW|
|25||Michael Saladin||SR||G||6-0||175||Beaumont, Texas||Hardin Jefferson HS/Houston Baptist Univ.|
|32||Marlon Williams||JR||W||6-2||188||Jacksonville, Fla.||United High School (Laredo)/UTRGV|
|33||Victor Roper||FR||P||6-8||205||San Antonio, Texas||East Central High School|
|Alex Alonso||FR||G||5-10||180||Eagle Pass, Texas||Eagle Pass High School|
|Jalen Crawford||FR||PG||5-6||138||Houston, Texas||Spring Woods High School|
|Jacob Duncan||FR||G||5-10||150||New Branfels, Texas||New Braunfels Senior High School|
|Jordan Embry*||SR||F||6-7||210||Paris, Texas||Paris High School/Univ. of Ark.-Monticello|
|0||Cameron Fields||JR||G||5-8||160||Kerrville, Texas||Tivy High School/Howard College|
|David Johnson*||SR||F||6-6||215||McAllen, Texas||Memorial High School|
|Amiel Lewis*||JR||PG||6-0||175||Houston, Texas||Cesar Chavez High School/Central College|
|Austin Sanchez||FR||G||5-10||150||Seguin, Texas||Seguin HS/Bethany College|