Associate head coach Bobby Brasel joined Jalie Mitchell at North Texas in May of 2015. For the Mean Green, his duties include recruiting, opponent scouting, game preparation and scheduling.
In 2017-18, the Mean Green made a drastic improvement by posting the program's first winning season in 12 years and its first conference tournament semifinal apperance in 16 years. They owned one of the nation's top defenses, holding opponents to an average of just 56.2 points per game, the 15-best in the country and the best in program-history. They finished with a 17-14 record.
They defeated Charlotte twice, a program they'd never beaten until 2018, and in the C-USA quarterfinals they beat Louisiana Tech for the first time in school history.
Furthermore, North Texas posted a program-best 3.33 grade point average.
Since arriving to Denton, North Texas has improved on its previous record including more than doubling it in their first season and winning at least one game each year in the Conference USA Tournament. In 2018, guard Terriell Bradley was voted first-team all-conference, the program's first in nine years and just its third in 15 years. In the 2018 offseason, the Mean Green recruited two NJCAA All-Americans, one more than it had recruited in the 41 years prior.
In his first season North Texas improved its offensive field goal percentage by a NCAA-best 7.23 percent.. Under his assistance, North Texas also defeated then No. 17 Oklahoma on the road for the program’s first win over a ranked team. At the end of the season in the Conference USA tournament, the Mean Green reached the second round for the first time.
North Texas built on that in year two by winning a program-best eight C-USA games, reaching the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament and improving on its overall record by a game.
Brasel had been with Arkansas-Little Rock for two years prior to coming to Denton, serving as an assistant coach with a special emphasis on Texas and junior college recruiting, as well as guard development.
With the Trojans, Brasel helped guide the team to a program-record 29 wins in the 2014-15 season. Of those wins included victories over No. 24 LSU, Oklahoma and No. 6 seeded Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament. Overall, UALR went 47-18 in his two years on the staff, including a 30-8 record in Sun Belt play and a 25-5 home record. Brasel recruited Alexius Dawn, who earned Sun Belt All-Conference honors last season and set the Tournament record with 15 three-pointers made.
Before Little Rock, Brasel was on the South Alabama coaching staff for seven seasons, where he was responsible for scheduling and junior college recruiting. Overall, he coached six players who combined for eight Sun Belt All-Conference honors.
During his seven years in Mobile, the Jaguars consistently had one of the best defenses in the Sun Belt. The team was top-two in scoring defense four times, while leading the Sun Belt in field-goal percentage defense three times and three-point defense twice. In the 2011-12 season, USA allowed only a program-record 52.8 points per game, which was 11th in the nation.
From 1999-2007, Brasel was the head coach at Garden City Community College, resurrecting the Lady Broncbuster program. Prior to his arrival, Garden City had an all-time winning percentage of 38-percent. Under Brasel, the Lady Broncbusters were ranked in the NJCAA top-20 in four consecutive seasons. In total, the Lady Broncbusters made six postseason appearances, including Jayhawk Conference and Region 6 titles in 2003, culminating in a trip to the NJCAA Final Four.
In his seven seasons at Garden City, Brasel accumulated a 111-108 overall record, which makes him the winningest coach in program history. He recruited and coached two NJCAA All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans and sent at least one player to the Division I level every year. In 2003, he earned Coach of the Year honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, the Jayhawk Conference and the NJCAA District E.
Overall, his student-athletes at Garden City compiled a 98-percent graduation rate. Originally from Big Spring, Brasel himself earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1993.