Former basketball player Chavlovich returns as assistant coach
Former West Texas A&M standout David Chavlovich returns to Canyon.
After a few years of playing professionally overseas, WT men’s basketball head coach Tom Brown announced the hiring of Chavlovich to the 2022-23 coaching staff.
“I’m thrilled to welcome David Chavlovich back to the WT Basketball program,” Brown said. “David will bring a wealth of experience with him to WT. David played all four years at WT, culminating with a trip to the NCAA Final Four in his senior season. He certainly had opportunities to leave WT for bigger schools “However, David wanted to win, he was a leader on the pitch and was committed to the program. I believe he will have the same passion and commitment as a coach.
Chavlovich played professional ball in Croatia and Australia following his four-year career at WT. He initially signed a contract with Zagreb-based Croatian side KK Bosco before moving to Australia to play with FDBA Frankston Blues.
“I’m excited to come back and train at my alma mater with the best coaches in the country,” Chavlovich said. “I have big shoes to fill as Coach Quincy Henderson is one of the best coaches out there, but I’m looking forward to learning and growing as a coach and bringing a national championship to WT.”
“Coach Quincy Henderson will be fantastic at St. Cloud State, and he will be truly missed,” Brown said. “The addition of David Chavlovich will be a huge addition to our program.” The Arlington product had one of the greatest careers in the program and in Lone Star Conference history by finishing as the all-time leading scorer with 2,490 points. He ended his time in the maroon and white as the only player in program history to reach 2,000 points while also leading in career field goals (789), field goal attempts (1,912), 3-pointers (388), 3-point attempts (1,062) and free throws (524). In his senior season, Chavlovich also set the single-season school high in runs scored (726) to surpass his previous record of 665.
Chavlovich led the Buffs to the first appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight program since 1998 with a 95-87 victory over UT Permian Basin. He totaled 71 points in the regional tournament, including 28 in the finals to earn MVP honors. The Buffs then beat Le Moyne College, 87-73, to advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history.
He was a four-time All-American and a finalist for the 2018 Bevo Francis Award which is given to the top male basketball player who competes in NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA. During his senior season, he was named a first-team All-American by Basketball schedules and received honorable mention from the Division II Conference Commissioners’ Association (D2CCA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The WT Women’s Golf Schedule has been released for the upcoming season and features 10 regular season events across four states during the 2022-23 season. The Lady Buffs will host the sixth annual WT Fall Invitational on September 9-10 when they open the season at Tascosa Golf Club in Amarillo. They will then travel to Dallas to participate in the Western Regional Preview hosted by DBU on October 3-4 before traveling to Eureka, Missouri to participate in the National Preview of the USML (October 10 and 11). WT will wrap up the fall program in Aloha State where they will play in the Southwest Airlines HPU Shark Shootout at Pearl Golf Club in Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii on October 25-26. The Lady Buffs will get a quick turnaround as they take part in the Southwest Airlines Dennis Rose Intercollegiate Invitational on October 28-29 in Kohala Coast, Hawaii. The Lady Buffs will return to action Feb. 6-7 in Laredo at the Texas A&M International Invitational, followed by another trip to South Texas for the Central Oklahoma Southern Invite on Feb. 20-21 at Cypresswood Golf Club in Houston. . The St. Mary’s Rattler Invitational is scheduled to take place March 6-7 at Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, followed by the Western New Mexico-hosted RJGA Palm Valley Classic in Goodyear, Ariz., March 31-April 1. WT will host its second tournament of the season on April 3-4 at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. The Lone Star Conference Championships will be held April 16-18, followed by the NCAA West Regional Championships at Dallas Athletic Club on May 8-10. The NCAA National Championship is scheduled for May 16-20 in Eureka, Mo. at Fox Run Golf Club.
WT Women’s Golf Head Coach Meredith Jameson has announced the signing of player Anna Nomrowski to the 2023 roster. , said Jameson. “I look forward to her joining Buff Nation in January when she completes her undergraduate studies.” Nomrowski, from Neuss, Germany, currently ranks 578e in the World Amateur Golf Rankings with six Top 10 finishes and three wins. She took part in the German Match Play this spring where she qualified for the quarter-finals by finishing fifth tied at three. She will be graduating from the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf with a degree in mathematics this fall and will be working towards her MBA while at WT.