Gamet steps down as CU men's basketball coach

Gamet steps down as CU men's basketball coach

LAWTON, Okla - One week after being named the Lone Star Conference coach of the year, Nate Gamet has resigned from his post as the Cameron men's basketball coach. His desire to return to his home state of Missouri was a big factor. Game will be the new facility director at North Central Missouri College.

"It's just been a great time here. We've had a lot of good memories," Gamet said. "I just think that for me personally, this was the right time for me and the family to get closer to home and there was a job that came open that I couldn't turn down."

Gamet originally came to Cameron as an assistant coach.  He took over the Aggie program late in the 2013 season following the departure of Wade Alexander. In his three plus years at the helm, Gamet led CU to 40 wins and two consecutive trips to the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament. His most successful season was this past one, when Cameron held on to first place in the LSC standings for several weeks, and ended up 8-6 in conference play.

He'll be replaced by assistant coach Andrew Brown. Brown has a wealth of head coaching experience. He spent eight seasons in charge of the program at Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva.
"Right now it's very tough for me to leave. I think the young talent that we have coming back is really good," Gamet said. "I think the talent that we're looking at bringing in really complements what we have returning and I think Coach Brown taking over is the perfect fit. I think he's going to continue this program the direction that I was wanting to see it go. I think we've got a lot of similar values, a lot of similar philosophies in how we envision them going and that's why he was a perfect fit to come in as my assistant and why he's the perfect fit to take over now that I'm leaving."

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