Brian Hammel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brian Hammel
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1953-03-23) March 23, 1953 (age 64)
Playing career
1971–1975 Bentley
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1984 Bentley
1984–1986 Iowa (asst.)
1986–1991 USC (asst.)
1991–2001 Northern Illinois

Brian Hammel (born March 23, 1953) is an American college basketball former coach.

He became the head coach at Northern Illinois University in 1991,[1] coaching the team for over nine years before resigning midway through the 2000-2001 season because of exhaustion.[2] The Huskies qualified for the NCAA tournament once in Hammel's tenure, reaching the 1996 event before losing in the first round to Texas Tech.[3]

Prior to assuming the Northern Illinois job, Hammel had served as an assistant to George Raveling at Iowa from 1984 to 1986.[1] He then moved with Raveling to Southern California and worked as an assistant coach from 1986 to 1991, taking an important role in the team's recruiting activities.[1]

Hammel currently is the president of the Northridge Hospital Foundation, a position he has held since 2002.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Baker, Chris. "USC's Hammel Expected to Be Named Northern Illinois Basketball Coach". Los Angeles Times, May 7, 1991. Retrieved on May 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Jauss, Bill. "Hammel's 'Passion' Gone". Chicago Tribune, December 8, 2000. Retrieved on May 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Isaacson, Melissa. "Dreams Revived, Denied". Chicago Tribune, March 16, 1996. Retrieved on May 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dignity Health web site." Retrieved on October 6, 2016.