Cevin Meador | Assistant Coach
Cevin (pronounced Kevin) Meador begins his third season as the lead assistant men’s basketball coach at Cal State Monterey Bay in 2019–20. Although CSUMB is his first full–time position, he has been a lieutenant to Otter Head Coach Isaac Williams at his last two stops.
Meador began his collegiate coaching career as the lead student manager at Boise State for three seasons. He followed Williams to Eastern Oregon, serving as an assistant while completing his undergraduate degree in La Grande.
Meador’s duties touch on all aspects of the program, including recruiting, teaching and logistics. He also plays major roles in fundraising, technology and the program’s extensive community service efforts.
Meador is the owner of two bachelor’s degrees. He earned his first degree in supply chain management from Boise State and later graduated cum laude from Eastern Oregon with a degree in business administration.
Kris Grocer | Assistant Coach
Kris Groce begin his seconds season as an assistant coach at Cal State Monterey Bay for the 2019–20 campaign. He assists in all operations of practices game execution and student–athlete recruitment. He also serves as the team’s video coordinator and assists with travel logistics.
Groce joined the Otter bench after spending the previous three seasons as the associate head coach at Chiawna High School in Pasco, Wash. He was involved in all aspects of coaching at Chiawana, including tactical analysis and skill development. He served as a camp director and oversaw the Riverhawk academic improvement and success program.
Otter Head Coach Issaac Williams first work with him when Groce served as an assistant at Eastern Oregon from 2013–15. Groce was involved in all areas of coaching and also had a role in the team’s fundraising activities.
Groce got his start in collegiate coaching during the 2009–10 season at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash., where he earned All–NWAACC Eastern Region MVP honors as a student–athlete in 2004. He concluded his collegiate playing career as an All–American at Eastern Oregon, leading the Mountaineers to their first NAIA Elite eight appearance as a senior in 2009.