A former collegiate and professional point guard, Kevin Kruger recently wrapped up his third season as an assistant coach for the Sooners. Kruger was hired on April 13, 2016, after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for Northern Arizona University.
Collegiately, Kruger played three seasons for Arizona State from 2003-06. After earning a criminal justice degree from ASU, he transferred to UNLV for his final season. In his one year at UNLV in 2006-07, Kruger helped the Rebels win 30 games and reach the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991. He earned All-Mountain West Third Team honors and was named to the conference’s all-tournament team.
At ASU, Kruger was named an honorable mention All-Pac-10 and second-team NABC District 15 selection in his third and final season in Tempe. Also a Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention pick, Kruger left the Sun Devils ranked fourth in career free throw percentage at ASU, fifth all-time in 3-pointers made and attempted and seventh in 3-point percentage.
Kruger had professional basketball stints in Bulgaria, Italy, China, Mexico, Belgium and Germany in addition to NBA training camp invitations from the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks. He also played with the Utah Flash and Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League before launching his coaching career.
Kruger began his move to the coaching side of basketball in 2013, joining the Sooners as a graduate assistant. Following a run to the 2014 NCAA Tournament with OU, Kruger stepped into his first full-time assistant role at Northern Arizona.
He is the son of Lon and Barbara Kruger and was wed to his wife, Allison, this past summer.