Tommie alumnus Will DeBerg begins his third season on the St. Thomas coaching staff in 2018-19.
A 2013 St. Thomas graduate who majored in Business, DeBerg played four season for the UST varsity program. He was a member of the Tommies' 2011 national championship team and as a senior captain helped lead the 2013 team to a No. 1 ranking and a spot in the Division III Final Four. DeBerg led the Tommies in scoring in 2012 and 2013 and closed his college career with 904 points. He was named All-MIAC, All-West Region, and All-Final Four.
After graduation, DeBerg played professionally in France and then worked a Twin Cities sales and management job at Allianz before joining the UST coaching staff.
A stellar guard at nearby Edina High, DeBerg runs his own basketball camps in the Edina area.
DeBerg said, “I couldn't be more excited to join the UST coaching staff. The school has played a big part in my life, and I'm really happy to be able to come back and share my passion with the current players. I look forward to the continued success of the program and thrilled to once again be part of UST Basketball.
Tauer said, “Will exemplified so many traits of a champion during his time at St. Thomas. He was driven, unselfish, persistent, and open to learning. Each year he got progressively better from a reserve on the 2011 national championship team as a sophomore to one of the best guards in the country as a senior while helping lead us to the 2013 Final Four. He will be invaluable in his work with player development.
"Will loves the game of basketball and is an excellent communicator and teacher of the game. He will be involved in all aspects of our program from film breakdown to recruiting to player development to scouting opponents. We are delighted to have Will return to UST in this role.”