Micheal Poncelet joins Bemidji State for his first season as an assistant coach during the 2019-20 season. Poncelet joins BSU after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Macalester College during the 2018-19 season.
Prior to joining Macalester, Poncelet was head boys basketball coach at Staples-Motley High School from 2013-2018 where he earned Mid-State Coach of the Year in 2016. He also spent time as an assistant coach at Centennial, Irondale and Mounds View high schools.
Poncelet graduated from Hamline University in 2004 with a juris doctorate degree after earning undergraduate degrees in political science and coaching at University of Minnesota Duluth.
Poncelet and his wife, Shawna, have two sons: Marquise and Vincent. He is also an author as his first novel, Wrongful Convictions, was published and released on July 22, 2019.