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Jake Diebler
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Jake Diebler

Jake Diebler enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Crusaders and fourth year overall as a member of the Valparaiso men’s basketball coaching staff after helping guide Valpo to the Horizon League regular season title in 2011-2012.  Diebler is responsible for working with the Crusaders’ perimeter players, as well as assisting with recruiting.

In Diebler’s first season as a full-time assistant coach, he was part of a staff which helped lead the Crusaders to 22 wins and the regular season championship, the first by Valpo since joining the Horizon League.  Diebler also helped the Crusaders to a berth in the Postseason NIT.


Diebler served as director of basketball operations during the 2010-2011 season, helping the Crusaders to a 23-win season, finishing just one game out of the regular season title, and a berth in the Tournament.  As a student assistant in 2009-2010, Diebler helped guide the Crusaders to 15 wins and a fourth-place finish in the Horizon League standings.


Known as one of the Crusaders’ hardest-working players on both ends of the court during his time as a player, Diebler set a Valpo Division I record by starting each and every one of the Crusaders’ 98 games over the final three seasons of his career.  He also had a string of 278 consecutive minutes played over seven games in the final half of his senior season, believed to be a Valpo record as well.


Diebler ranked among the Horizon League top-10 in a trio of categories as a senior, finishing fourth in minutes played (33.8/game), sixth in 3-pointers made (1.8/game) and eighth in steals (1.3/game).  He finished his Crusader career 10th in Valpo history with 130 career steals and 16th all-time at Valpo with 229 career assists.


Also a standout in the classroom, Diebler earned Academic All-League honors and Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention during his career, as well as being named to the NABC Honors Court.  Diebler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Valparaiso in May 2009, and is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.


Diebler, a native of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, resides in Valparaiso.

Men's Basketball Coaches
Bryce Drew
Head Coach
Roger Powell Jr.
Assistant Coach
Luke Gore
Assistant Coach
Matt Lottich
Assistant Coach
Will Phipps
Director of Basketball Operations
Derek Bol
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Ben Boggs
Graduate Manager
Sherry Williams
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