Tim Wagner enters his second season as an assistant coach of the Bemidji State University men's basketball team in 2019-20. He joined the Beaver coaching staff after completing his collegiate playing career at Harding University in 2018.
Wagner helped the Beavers make it back to the Sanford Pentagon for the second round of the NSIC Tournament after taking down No. 1 seed Minnesota State on the road in the opening round, 66-56. The NSIC Tournament win was the first for the program since the 2012-13 season. Four Beaver student-athletes were selected to the 2018-19 Winter NSIC All-Academic Team which tied the most selected to the squad under Boschee. Junior guard Ja Morgan recorded the second-most assists in a single season with 180, falling just three shy of tying the program record. Morgan led the NSIC in assists per game and ranked fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio. Sophomore forward Derek Thompson ranked fifth in the league in field goal percentage while sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman ranked third in thre-point field goal percentage.
Wagner, a native of Galesville, Wis., played four seasons of intercollegiate basketball between Harding (2016-18), North Platte Community College (2015-16) and Winona State University (2013-14) after beginning his career as a redshirt at University of Nebraska. He earned All-Great American Conference and GAC All-Academic honors with HU in 2017, and All-Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference and National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court laurels with NPCC in 2016. Wagner averaged 15.6 points per game and shot over 42 percent from the field during his two seasons at Harding.
Wagner played his prep career at Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School under his father, Mark. He received All-Coulee Conference honors three times, including two first time selections and a second team selection, and was named the Coulee Conference Player of the Year, Winona Daily News Player of the Year and Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State in 2013. Wagner helped lead the Red Hawks to a state tournament runner-up finish during the 2011-12 season.
Wagner completed his bachelor’s degree in general studies from Harding in May 2018 with a 3.7 grade point average.