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Jason Rabedeaux

Jason Rabedeaux was an assistant coach on the Marquette basketball staff.

He currently is in his second year as the head coach of the Jiangsu Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He led the Dragons to a third-place finish in the CBA standings in his first year.

Rabedeaux owns 15 years of Division I coaching experience, including three as the head coach at UTEP from 1999-2002. Rabedeaux’s contagious enthusiasm and diligent work ethic helped revitalize the UTEP basketball program. In three years under his direction, the Miners posted 46 victories and in 2000-01, just his second season, earned the program’s first post season appearance since 1995 with a berth in the NIT. For his efforts, Rabedeaux was named the WAC Coach of the Year by the Sporting News and Houston Chronicle.

Prior to being named the Miners’ head coach in September 1999, Rabedeaux spent ten years on Kelvin Sampson’s staffs at Washington State (1989-94) and Oklahoma (1994-99). As Sampson’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator, he was an integral part of the program’s five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1995 to 1999 and the recruitment of Sooner standouts Eduardo Najera, Aaron McGhee and Hollis Price. Although not a member of that year’s staff, Rabedeaux played a big part in recruiting and developing Oklahoma’s 2002 Final Four squad.

Before arriving at Washington State, Rabedeaux spent the 1988-89 season as an assistant coach at North Adams State. As a player, Rabedeaux was a four-year basketball starter at the University of California-Davis from 1984-88 and twice earned All-Conference honors. He concluded his collegiate career as the seventh all-time leading scorer in school history and set records for most three-point field goals made in one season (80), most three-point field goals made in a game (6) and most free throws made in a game (14).

Rabedeaux earned a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from California-Davis in 1988, and a master's degree in athletic administration from Washington State in 1991.


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