|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Boasting more than a decade of Division I coaching experience, Webster was appointed California's associate head coach on April 30, 2014. He has had success throughout his career, with five NCAA Tournament berths and one Final Four appearance as a coach. In 2009, HoopScoopOnline.com ranked Webster as one of the top 50 assistant coaches in the nation.
Following just one season as an assistant coach, Webster was elevated to Tennessee’s associate head coach prior to the 2012-13 season. He has helped guide Tennessee to postseason berths each of his three years on the coaching staff in Knoxville, including an appearance in the Sweet 16 last season. Webster played an important role in the development of Tennessee standout shooting guard Jordan McRae, who finished his career among UT’s career leaders in scoring (16th, 1,521 points), three-point field goals (T-7th, 179) and blocks (13th, 97). A two-time First Team All-SEC selection, McRae received 2013 SEC Player of the Year laurels by ESPN’s Jay Bilas and Jimmy Dykes and CBS Sports’ Seth Davis.
Prior to joining Cuonzo Martin at Tennessee, Webster spent the 2010-11 campaign as an assistant at Nebraska and was on the staff at DePaul for the 2009-10 season where he was appointed the program’s interim head coach in January of 2010. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at Kentucky for two seasons as the Wildcats earned postseason berths in 2008 and 2009. At Kentucky, he played a role in the development of Jodie Meeks, who recently completed his fifth season in the NBA and second with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Webster, who played collegiately at Wisconsin, has also coached at Illinois, Purdue and Ball State at the Division I level. As a member of Bruce Weber’s staff at Illinois for three seasons, the Fighting Illini earned an NCAA Tournament berth each year. The 2005 Illinois squad, which featured five eventual NBA players including three-time All-Star Deron Williams, tied the NCAA record for wins in a season with a 37-2 mark and reached the Final Four where the Fighting Illini dropped a 75-70 decision to North Carolina in the national title game.
During his days at Purdue, Webster was an assistant along with Martin under Hall of Fame head coach Gene Keady where the Boilermakers reached the postseason in his one year on the staff in West Lafayette, Ind.
He began his coaching career at Division III Wisconsin-Parkside in 1998 before a three-year stint on the coaching staff at Ball State.
A native of Harvey, Ill., Webster was an All-State point guard at Thornton High School where he was named the sixth-best point guard in Chicago scholastic history in 1992. He went on to earn three varsity letters at Wisconsin (1992-94), posting 1,264 points and a school-record 501 assists with the Badgers. A three-time All-Big Ten selection, Webster also owns the school career record for three-point percentage (.490) and is one of Wisconsin’s all-time leaders in steals with 183 in his career in Madison. His 36 points against Southeast Missouri State in November of 1991 is the 10th-most in a single game in Wisconsin history.
Webster earned his bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin in 1995 and is married to the former Shenetta Richardson.