Coaching Staff

Devin Eighmey
Assistant Coach

Devin Eighmey joined the Nebraska-Kearney women's basketball coaching staff in the spring of 2016 and is involved in all aspects of the program.
 
During the 2015-16 season, he was a UNK men's basketball assistant coach. and part of a program that went 21-12, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and was MIAA Tournament runners up. 
 
This past season, the UNK women won eight of its final 12 regular season games to host an MIAA Tournament first round game. 
 
?Playing one of Division II's toughest schedule, the Lopers twice beat nationally-ranked Central Oklahoma while taking league champ Pittsburg State to overtime on the road. 
 
Having the lowest scoring defense (62.5) by a Loper team in over a decade, UNK also saw junior guard Michaela Barry earn third-team All-MIAA honors. 
 
A native of Independence, Mo., Eighmey served as a men's graduate assistant coach at NW Missouri State in 2014 and 2015.
 
He was part of a program that won 49 games during that time. The Bearcats won its first outright MIAA regular season title in 30 years in 2014-15 while also reaching the NCAA “Sweet 16” for a second straight season.
 
Northwest had a slew of individual honors during those two seasons, including an NABC All-American, two MIAA Freshmen of the Year and two MIAA Defensive Players of the Year.
 
Prior to working in Maryville, Eighmey coached at Division II William Jewell in Liberty, Mo. He helped the Cardinal men's team win 14 games and reach the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in 2012-13.
 
As a player, Eighmey was a two-time all-region selection at Central Missouri College and then played at Division II Upper Iowa and Peru State. In his senior season for the Bobcats, he was named team captain and played in all 30 games.
 
He graduated from Peru with a double major (K-12 Health & P.E. and Sports Management & Exercise Science) and helped coach the Bobcats while finishing his degree. Eighmey also holds a Master’s in Education from NW Missouri.

Brandon Rohr
Assistant Coach

Brandon Rohr joined the Nebraska-Kearney coaching staff in April 2015 as serves as one of the Lopers assistant coaches. 
 
"I am thrilled to welcome Brandon to UNK and the Loper family. Coach Rohr, a southeast Nebraska native, brings with him an infectious passion for the game, an incredible work ethic, and an unwavering commitment to excellence both on and off the court," said UNK coach Carrie Eighmey
 
In 2015-16, Rohr helped the Lopers go 16-14 and reach the MIAA Tournament quarterfinals in Kansas City. Posting a 9-5 home record, UNK had its first winning season since 2009 and had two guards named to the All-MIAA squad.
 
Last season, UNK won eight of its final 12 regular season games to host an MIAA Tournament first round game. The Lopers posted its lowest scoring defense in a decade and saw junior guard Michaela Barry earn All-MIAA honors and close in on 1,000 career points. 
 
Rohr, a Tobias native and Nebraska Wesleyan graduate, has extensive collegiate experience, having been an assistant at the Division I (Southern Illinois U.-Carbondale & Jacksonville U., Fla.), Division II (Southern Arkansas U.) and Division III (Concordia U., Texas) levels.
 
"I'm looking forward to being a part of Coach Eighmey's staff and bringing UNK back to its winning ways. I was really fortunate to work for (SAU) Coach Rusty Rainbolt but I'm excited to be back coaching in my home state," said Rohr. "UNK is an incredible place full of winning tradition, good hearted people and a very clear vision of chasing greatness. I'm extremely honored to work here and help Coach Eighmey build this program."
 
In 2014-15, he was at as SAU, helping implement offensive and defensive schemes for the Muleriders. Also responsible for scouting future opponents, Rohr came up with a defensive game plan that resulted in a win over No. 12 Arkansas Tech and held another league rival to nine first half points.
 
Offensively, the team improved its field goal percentage with three players ranking in the GAC (Great American Conference) top 10 in individual field goal shooting
 
For the JU Dolphins a year earlier, Rohr served as second assistant and recruiting coordinator. Also working with post players, he helped JU finish fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference and recruit players from five different states.
 
Two of those student-athletes were named to the 2015 ASC All-Freshman team with one being tabbed as the league's top freshman. In the lane, Jacksonville led the league in rebounds and offensive rebounds per game.
 
At SIU in 2012-13, Rohr was the third assistant and recruiting coordinator. Working with the Saluki posts, he coached the Missouri Valley Conference's leading rebounder and communicated with high school and AAU coaches from an eight-state region.
 
From 2009-12, Rohr was at D3 Concordia in Austin, Texas. Serving as assistant coach and academic and recruiting coordinator, he also was the head freshman coach for one season.
 
The Tornados won 37 games between 2010-12, reaching the 2012 NCAA Tournament and finishing first in the league. His recruits won a slew of individual awards, including earning Player, Newcomer and Freshman of the Year in the American Southwest Conference.
 
Rohr holds a B.A. in Sports Management from NWU and a Master's in Organizational Management from Wayne State. As an undergraduate, he was on the Prairie Wolves baseball and track teams