Since assuming the duties of head men’s basketball coach for the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in 1988, Charles Katsiaficas (known widely as Coach Kat) has led his team to nine SCIAC Championships and 10 berths in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Prior to joining the Pomona athletic faculty in 1984, Katsiaficas spent nine months as a player-coach for Lobas, a professional team in Lomma, Sweden. On joining the Pomona-Pitzer program as an assistant coach, he gained valuable experience serving two years as an assistant to Gregg Popovich, now the head basketball coach for three-time NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.
As an interim head coach of Pomona-Pitzer in 1986-87, he led his team to a second-place conference finish. He spent the 1987-88 season as an assistant coach under Hank Egan at the University of San Diego before returning to Pomona-Pitzer in 1988.