Jeremy Tiers is entering his fourth season as the top assistant to head coach Matt Bowen.
Tiersâ€™ responsibilities include coordinating the Beaversâ€™ recruiting efforts, compliance, advanced scouting, organizing summer camps, and player development.
In his role as recruiting coordinator, Tiers is always highly visible on the recruiting trail. He has been instrumental in helping the Beavers assemble three consecutive recruiting classes that consist of exceptional student-athletes.
The 2008-09 season, in which Bemidji State once again improved on their previous yearsâ€™ win total, saw a talented group of freshmen finish among the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conferenceâ€™s statistical leaders. Two of the top three freshman scorers were Beavers, and guard Bryce Tesdahl ranked as the top freshman in assists per game and assist to turnover ratio.
The previous year (2007-08) forward Patrick Cassidy led all NSIC freshmen in rebounding with an average of 4.8 per game. Tiers came to Bemidji State after spending two seasons (2004-2006) as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.
During Tiersâ€™ two-year debut stop in the collegiate coaching ranks, Hamline increased its win total each season. In 2005-06, the team made the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament for the first time in 12 years and won its first playoff game in 21 years.
Tiersâ€™ recruiting prowess was evident at the conclusion of the 2005-06 season when a pair of freshmen topped the Pipersâ€™ scoring list earning All-MIAC honors along the way.
In addition to recruiting coordinator while at Hamline, he also spent six years working for well-known recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons and his All-Start Report scouting service. Through this position, Tiers was a regular at national camps, clinics and tournaments honing a keen sense of evaluation for high school talent and establishing connections around the country.
Prior to his jump to college basketball, Tiers was an assistant coach (1999-2004) at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park, Minn. He began his coaching career in 1998 as an assistant at his alma mater, Nelson High School.
A Burlington, Ontario, native, Tiers played at Nelson High School and is a graduate of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont. He received his honors bachelorâ€™s degree in history in 1998.
Tiers, 34, and his wife Jenni, a native of New Washington, Indiana, were married in January 2000. The couple has a daughter, Olivia, who was born on July 31, 2009.