Mikel Kosich enters his third season as an assistant men's basketball coach for the Seahawks in 2017-18. Kosich primarily assists with program operations, travel logistics, opponent scheduling, fundraising, community engagement, and financial procurement, in addition to basketball priorities. He made his way to St. Mary’s after spending two years away from the hardwood, coaching on the professional tennis tour.
Over the past two seasons, Kosich has helped guide the Seahawks to a pair of Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship Tournament bids, including the 2016 semifinals.
He served as the team manager for the Division II Montana State University Billings men’s basketball program for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Assisting the coaching staff with a variety of tasks, his primary duties included dealing with practice and game day operations, travel preparations, working with the coaching staff during individual player workouts, scouting reports, and in-game specific stat tracking.
During his two years with the Yellowjacket program, Kosich helped the team to a pair of winning records, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament championship in 2012, and an NCAA tournament bid.
Prior to MSUB, the Highlands Ranch, Colorado native was a co-head manager for Dr. John Giannini’s men’s basketball program at Division I La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kosich was one of two managers to primarily travel with the Explorers during the 2010-11 campaign.
His primary duties at La Salle included assisting the Director of Basketball Operations, assembling the necessary practice and game materials at home and on the road, locker room maintenance, practice participation, and outside shooting workouts with individual players including the Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year (Steve Weingarten) and All-Rookie Team honoree (Tyreek Duren).
Kosich was a scholarship student-athlete, playing tennis at La Salle and Montana State Billings. He competed at No. 1 singles for both institutions. During his time as a student-athlete, Kosich was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at both schools.
He is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and holds a USA Basketball Gold License as well as an International Sport Science Association (ISSA) Strength & Conditioning Coaching certificate.
Away from the basketball court, he has spent time over the last five years coaching, traveling, and managing professional tennis athletes on the WTA, ATP, and ITF tennis tours.
Kosich graduated cum laude in May 2015 with a B.S. in business administration from the Montana State Billings College of Business. He earned an Ivy League certificate in Sports Industry Essentials from Columbia University in 2017.