The 2016-17 season marked the fifth year for Garrett Lever as a member of the Weber State coaching staff. The past three seasons, he has served as an assistant coach with the Wildcats. He spent the two previous seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations and video coordinator.
In his time with the Wildcats, he has been a part of two Big Sky Championship teams and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. He has also helped with player development, including NBA Draft pick Joel Bolomboy and Jeremy Senglin, Weber State’s all-time leading scorer.
In his role as an assistant coach, Lever assists in all areas of the program including recruiting, scouting and player development. He came to Weber State for the 2012-13 season as video coordinator and was the Director of Basketball Operations during the 2013-14 season in which the Wildcats won the Big Sky title, Big Sky Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Lever played two seasons of college basketball at the University of Seattle from 2009-11, where he averaged 3.6 points and 1.9 steals per game for the Redhawks. He graduated from Seattle in 2011 and spent the 2011-12 school year as the Director of Operations for the University of Seattle athletic department.
Prior to his time at Seattle, he played one season at Midland Junior College where he helped lead the team to a regional championship and a trip to the championship game of the National Junior College Tournament. He averaged 2.3 steals per game that season, fifth best in the nation.
He also played one season at Nebraska-Kearny where he led the nation in steals at 3.6 per game, totaling 90 steals on the season, as well as averaging 13 points per game. He was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
Lever is a native of Phoenix, Ariz., where he attended Desert Vista High School and earned First Team All-City and All-Region honors and Second Team All-State honors.
He is the son of former NBA all-star Lafayette “Fat” Lever who played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Lever was a two-time NBA All-Star and ranks 22nd in NBA history in career steals. He was also the longtime Director of Player Development for the Sacramento Kings.