Head Men's Basketball Coach
Jeff Kaminsky is in his first season as head men's basketball coach at Wayne State College. He was named the 27th head coach in the program's 102-year history on June 15, 2016.
Kaminsky brings 29 years of collegiate head coaching experience and over 450 career wins to the Wildcat program.
Prior to arriving in Wayne, Kaminsky served 11 seasons as the head coach at Valley City State University in North Dakota, compiling a 183-144 record that included five 20-win seasons in his last nine years at the school. His 2015-16 team recorded a 22-11 record and advanced to the second round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament while finishing the season ranked #21 in the final NAIA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.
Kaminsky's 2012-13 team posted a 23-7 record at Valley City State while advancing to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time since 1987.
Kaminsky also served 11 years (1994-2005) as head coach at Wisconsin-Superior where he also served as the interim athletic director overseeing 16 sports from 2000-2004.
His first collegiate head coaching job was at Mid State Technical College in Wisconsin where Kaminsky spent seven years as head coach, accumulating a 153-70 record with three consecutive Wisconsin Junior College State Championships.
Kaminsky began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Division I Kent State in the 1986-87 season, helping the Golden Flashes to a 19-10 record and second place finish in the Mid American Conference.
Kaminsky graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan where he was voted GLIAC Scholar Athlete of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior helping GVSU to a 21-7 record and Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. He began his collegiate career at College of DuPage in Illinois where he was a Junior College Honorable Mention All-American in the 1982-83 season helping his team to a 28-4 record.
Kaminsky obtained his bachelor degree from Grand Valley State in psychology and earned his master's degree from Kent State University in sport psychology.