Hawkeyes and Bears square off at 8 p.m. (CT) Thursday
Iowa to face Maryland on Tuesday in NYC
Winner earns trip to New York City, NIT semifinals
Tickets $15 for adults, $5 for youth and students
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for youth and UI students
Al Seibert is in his fifth season as the University of Iowa men's basketball team’s video coordinator.
Seibert has assisted in the rise of the Hawkeye basketball program back to national prominence. The Hawkeyes have posted 20 wins or more and finished in the upper division of the Big Ten Conference each of the last three seasons, including a top three conference finish in 2015. After a runner-up finish in the 2013 NIT, Iowa has appeared in back-back-back NCAA Tournaments in 2014 and 2015, including registering its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2001 this past season.
Seibert has 18 years of coaching experience, having most recently served as the head coach at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut, from 2005-10.
He was at the University of Hartford for five seasons, four as an assistant (2000-04) and one as associate head coach (2004-05). Seibert was the top assistant in 2002 when Hartford posted the second-best Division I turnaround. He also helped coach the Hawks to a top three finish in the America East Conference from 2002-04.
Seibert was also an assistant coach at Western Kentucky (1994-98). He helped coach the 1995 Western Kentucky team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, a final national ranking of No. 18 and a 27-4 overall record, which was second only to national champion UCLA.
Other stops include one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Duquesne (1992-93) and working as a basketball administrative assistant at Pittsburgh (1993-94).
Seibert has worked individually with a number of athletes drafted in the NBA. In 1993, he worked with Derrick Alston (Duquesne University), who was a second round draft pick of the Philadelphia 76ers. The following spring, Seibert worked with Erik Mobley (University of Pittsburgh), who was the 16th overall selection of the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1994 NBA Draft. In 1996, he worked with Ben Davis (University of Arizona), who was a second round pick of the Phoenix Suns. Seibert also worked individually with Lee Nailon (TCU) in 1998-99, who was a second round selection by Charlotte.
Seibert worked as a college basketball recruiting expert for Insiders Report from 1998-2000.
He played collegiately at Frederick Community College (Md.) from 1981-83.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Seibert earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Fredonia State University (N.Y.) in 1985.
Seibert is married to Rachel and has a daughter, Katie (17), who lives in Ohio.