Tony Schamber joins the Gillette College staff after spennding three year on the Nebraska basketball staff and his second as coordinator of basketball operations for the Husker program. In his role, he assists with administrative duties in the day-to-day operations of the program, including team travel and operations. Some of Schambers highlights include appearance in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in 2009 and 2011.
Schamber began his association with the Nebraska Athletic Department in August of 2008, serving for a year as an assistant academic counselor. He worked directly with the men's basketball team and assisted with football within the Academic Programs and Student Services unit.
Schamber joined the Nebraska staff after spending four years working with the basketball program at his alma mater, Wyoming. He most recently served as the director of basketball operations after spending three years as a graduate manager. Schamber was in charge of coordinating travel, scheduling, academics and summer camps in his final year at Wyoming.
Schamber's playing career started at Wyoming in the 2000-01 season. He then went on to play at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyo., in 2001-02. Sheridan College won the Region IX championship and advanced to the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. He later played one year at Chadron State College before an injury ended his playing career.
Schamber was an outstanding high school athlete in Wyoming. In his senior season at Lander Valley High School in Lander, Wyo., he was named the 2000 Wyoming High School Player of the Year in basketball and was an all-state selection in football. Schamber completed his bachelor's degree in physical education at the University of Wyoming in May of 2005, and received his master's degree in kinesiology and health at Wyoming in May 2007. Schamber is married to the former Holly Schoch of Evanston, Wyo., and the couple has one child, Jaxson.