Paul Ivkovich Joins Aggie Basketball

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has hired Paul Ivkovich as assistant strength and conditioning coach, Menzies announced Wednesday, Sept. 12. Ivkovich joins the Aggies after three seasons at Cincinnati.

He is responsible for overseeing the overall athletic development of the Aggies including strength, flexibility, speed and agility training.

"Paul comes from a program with a very strong tradition of producing very tough, physical players," Menzies said. "I know several of his former co-workers well and he comes with the highest recommendation. I'm excited about his choice to join the Aggie family."

With the Bearcats, Ivkovich worked with the women's basketball, volleyball, baseball, men's and women's track and field programs while he assisted the football and men's basketball teams.

"Obviously, I'm excited about being a part of this new staff," he said. "We've got a lot of guys that are about my age, late 20s or early 30s, so we're young in our coaching career. We've got a lot of energy, a lot of passion for what we do, and we're all here to take care of business and win basketball games."

Ivkovich earned his bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from Michigan State in 2004. He and his wife Paula Krumpack-Ivkovich were married in August.