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Kent , Ernie
Ernie Kent played college basketball at the University of Oregon from 1973 to 1977 as an important part of coach Dick Harter's team known as the "Kamikaze Kids" for their exciting style of play and hustle. Knee injuries curtailed Kent's basketball career. After college he distinguished himself as a college basketball coach.
1980-87 Coach Al-Khaleej Club, Saudi Arabia
1987-89 Asst. Colorado
1989-91 Asst. Stanford University of Oregon
1991-97 Head Coach, St. Mary's
1997 appointed Head Coach, University of Oregon

Kent's teams participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008 and made it to the Final Four of the National Invitational Tournament in 1999 and 2004. Awards and Championships include:
PAC-10 Coach of the Year 2002
PAC-10 Tournament Championship 2003 and 2007
PAC-10 Regular season championshp 2002
WCC Tournament Championship 1997
WCC Regular season championshi 1997