San Mateo College, which will add men’s basketball in 2019-20, has hired Mike Marcial as its basketball coach. Previously, Marcial served as the associate head coach at Bellevue University located in Bellevue, Nebraska. Marcial spent four seasons at Bellevue University. He was the program’s recruiting coordinator, offensive coordinator, academic coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach. He also assisted with on-floor coaching, scouting, player development, and offseason workouts. During his time at Bellevue the Bruins won four straight conference championships, appeared in four straight national tournaments, won two conference tournament championships, and made a run to the 2017 Final Four.
The Clovis, CA native isn’t new to the California community college system, previously coaching at Fresno City College prior to his hiring at Bellevue. He helped guide the Rams to two-consecutive Central Valley Conference titles, two state tournament berths and an Elite Eight appearance in 2014. While on staff at Fresno City, the Rams accumulated an overall record of 54-10.
He also spent a season at Lassen College in 2011-12 as the head assistant coach after a season at his alma mater, Sacramento State as the video coordinator. As a student-athlete, Marcial started at point guard for the Sacramento State from 2008-2010 and led the Hornets in assists and ranked eighth nationally in NCAA Division I in assist-to-turnover ratio in 2009-10. In addition, Marcial was pivotal in diminishing the Hornets’ 39-game road losing streak, and helped lead the team to its first victory over a Pac-12 school in 53 years during his senior season.
His collegiate career began at Fresno City College where he was a Central Valley Conference MVP, an all-state selection, State Tournament MVP, and a state champion in 2007 and an Elite 8 finalist in 2008.
Marcial received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sacramento State and attained his master’s in kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University in 2012.