BFT: Jase Coburn, new PSU Men’s Basketball coach, on realizing a dream
New Portland State head men's basketball coach Jase Coburn joined the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano for the first time on Monday (Photo Courtesy: Portland State athletics)

Portland State promoted from within to fill the head coaching vacancies in both their men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Jase Coburn has spent eight years on the coaching staff for PSU men’s hoops.  Last week, the program announced he would be promoted from associate head coach to head coach, replacing Barret Peery.  Peery left Portland State after four seasons to become an assistant coach at Texas Tech.

Coburn was officially introduced to the Viking nation on Monday morning, and stopped by for his first local interview with John Canzano’s Bald Faced Truth on Monday afternoon.

“The interview process was honestly a lot of fun,” Coburn told 750 The Game.  “Just to go through that experience, talk about my ideas, my vision for the program, things like that, was really beneficial.”

Coburn said he already has been working hard on the recruiting trail, and will fill out his coaching staff soon, citing the reigning Super Bowl champions as part of his philosophy.

“To steal a quote from Bruce Arians – ‘We’re going to coach ’em hard, and hug ’em later.’  That’s kind of how I like to do things.”

Coburn said it’s been a long dream of his to become a head coach of a Division 1 program.  But he made sure to point out that his dreams go further than that.

“Having my dream come to reality is unbelievable.  But again, I’m not satisfied with my dream becoming reality.  I have new dreams for this program, to get to the level where it needs to be.”

Listen to the full interview with Jase Coburn below!

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