Tanner Bronson begins his second year on the Billikens'
staff, and first as an assistant coach.
Bronson, one of the bright young coaching stars in the
country, was promoted to assistant coach in July 2012 after serving one year as
Majerus' senior graduate manager. His impact on the Billikens' staff during the
2011-12 was felt, as SLU posted a 26-8 record and advanced to the third round
of the NCAA Tournament.
Bronson had his first foray in the coaching ranks as an
assistant coach with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League. There, he
coached NBA call-ups Reggie Williams, Greg Stiemsma and Alexander Johnson.
A 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Bronson
played four years of college basketball for the Badgers under head coach Bo
Ryan. Starting as a team manager in 2003-04, he was added to the roster as a
walk-on in 2004-15. Bronson eventually was offered a scholarship, and the Kohl
Center fan-favorite appeared in 29 games during his Wisconsin career.
Bronson has also been an instructor with POWER Basketball
Academy, which focused on improving basketball skills for all ages and ability