Len Stevens (basketball)

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Len Stevens (born May 19, 1942) is a retired American college basketball coach. He was the head coach at St. Martin's College (1978–1981),[1][2] Washington State University (1983–1987),[3][4] and the University of Nevada (1987–1993).[5][6][7]

Before St. Martin's in Lacey, Washington, Stevens was the head coach at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California.[1][8] He played college basketball at Sacramento State College, and was an assistant at Washington State for two seasons under George Raveling before becoming the head coach in 1983.[2] After Nevada, he opened a restaurant in Reno, coached in Switzerland, and was an assistant coach at UC Irvine.[9][10]

After coaching, Stevens was CEO of the chamber of commerce in Reno and retired in 2016.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Cougars nab St. Martin's coach". Ellensburg Daily Record. Washington. July 21, 1981. p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b Grippi, Vince (April 6, 1983). "Stevens to coach Cougars". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. C1. 
  3. ^ Bergum, Steve; Blanchette, John (April 4, 1987). "Embattled Stevens accepts Reno post". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. B1. 
  4. ^ Bellamy, Ron (January 21, 1988). "Stevens revives the Wolf Pack". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1D. 
  5. ^ Jacobson, Bryan (January 9, 1988). "Nevada-Reno's Stevens in brief return to Palouse". Idahonian. Moscow. p. 3D. 
  6. ^ "Stevens fired at Nevada". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. March 2, 1993. p. C1. 
  7. ^ "Stevens' successor will make big bucks". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Idaho-Washington. Associated Press. March 3, 1993. p. 3B. 
  8. ^ Weaver, Dan (November 30, 1983). "The highway to the 'big time' is a route Len Stevens avoids". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. p. 23. 
  9. ^ Foster, Chris (February 4, 1998). "Reno has plenty of memories for Stevens". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Men's basketball Coaches' Circle to induct six more alums on Oct. 29". Sacramento State Athletics. May 5, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ Garcia, Jessica (January 26, 2016). "Chamber CEO Len Stevens to retire". Reno Gazette Journal. Nevada. Retrieved March 21, 2006. 

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