| Chris Ogden
Full name: Christopher Kyle Ogden
Date of Birth: October 16, 1980
Hometown: Seminole, Texas
High School: Seminole HS
College: Texas '04
Children: Bo (son), Ellie (daughter)
5th season as Assistant Coach
9th season at Texas
Chris Ogden, a former player under Rick Barnes at Texas and captain of the 2003 Final Four team, begins his fifth season as an assistant coach at The University of Texas and his ninth year on the UT coaching staff. In his first four seasons as a full-time assistant, Ogden has helped the Longhorns post a 95-44 (.683) record while making four NCAA Tournament trips.
During this stretch, a total of five McDonald's All-Americans have made their way to the UT campus (Avery Bradley, 2009; Cory Joseph, 2010; Tristan Thompson, 2010; Myck Kabongo, 2011; Cameron Ridley, 2012). Texas' incoming six-man freshman class (2012) was ranked No. 4 nationally by ESPN. UT's six-man freshman class in 2011 was tabbed the No. 4 recruiting class in the nation by ESPN. Despite a group that numbered only two, UT's class of Joseph and Thompson in 2010 was ranked as the No. 8 recruiting class in the country by ESPN. Texas' three-man freshman class in 2009 was ranked No. 3 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 4 by ESPNU and included Bradley, the top-rated recruit in the country by ESPNU.
In his previous role, he supervised the film exchange process, played a major role in summer camp administration and assisted in all internal operations of the basketball program. During his first eight years on the coaching staff in Austin, Ogden has helped the Longhorns post a 201-79 (.718) record and advance to eight straight NCAA Tournaments.
In the last seven seasons, Texas has posted a combined 181-68 (.727) record, setting the mark for most wins at UT in a seven-year period. The Horns registered a 28-8 record and advanced to the NCAA Third Round in 2010-11. UT climbed to the top of both major national polls (Associated Press, ESPN/USA Today Coaches) on Jan. 11, 2010, marking the first time in program history that the Horns had been the top-ranked team in the nation in either major poll. Texas held the top spot in both polls for a two-week stretch. UT set a school record for most wins in a season (31-7) in 2007-08. While using a starting rotation of four freshmen and a sophomore in 2006-07, the Horns posted a 25-10 mark and advanced to the NCAA Second Round. In 2005-06, Texas registered a 30-7 record and advanced to the NCAA "Elite Eight."
Three Longhorns heard their names called in the first round of the NBA Draft for the first time in school history in 2011. Tristan Thompson was selected with the No. 4 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan Hamilton was taken with the No. 26 pick by the Dallas Mavericks, and his rights were later traded to the Denver Nuggets. Cory Joseph was taken with the No. 29 pick by the San Antonio Spurs.
The 2011 Draft marked the second straight year and third time in school history that the Horns have had three players selected in the same draft. UT also had three players selected during the 2010 NBA Draft. Avery Bradley was selected with the No. 19 pick by the Boston Celtics. Damion James was taken with the No. 24 pick by the Atlanta Hawks, and his rights were later traded to the New Jersey Nets. Dexter Pittman was chosen with the No. 32 pick (second selection in the second round) by the Miami Heat. Aldridge, P.J. Tucker (No. 35 pick by Toronto) and Daniel Gibson (No. 42 pick by Cleveland) were taken during the 2006 NBA Draft.
In the classroom, Texas led the Big 12 Conference in the number of Academic All-Big 12 selections in the sport of men's basketball for four consecutive years from 2008-11. UT had six players earn the accolade in both 2008 and 2009, five players claim the honor in 2010 and four earn the award in 2011.
Ogden played four years (2000-03) at forward for the Longhorns and was a member of four NCAA Tournament teams. He completed his career at Texas as the winningest player in school history with 97 total victories.
The team captain as a senior during UT's run to the Final Four in 2002-03, Ogden played in 85 career games, including three starts, and totaled 144 career points, 88 rebounds and 40 assists. He earned the team's Jay Arnette Award as a junior (2001-02), honoring a player for his behind-the-scenes efforts and contributions to the team.
Following his collegiate playing career, he joined the UT basketball staff as a student assistant coach for one year while he completed his undergraduate degree. Ogden was responsible for making personnel, team and post-game edits and supervised the film exchange process in that role. He earned a bachelor's of science degree in education from The University of Texas in May 2004.
A native of Seminole, Texas, Ogden played four years of varsity basketball at Seminole High School. He was tabbed the state of Texas' Mr. Basketball in his senior year (1998-99), when he averaged 17.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game while leading his team to a 36-4 record and a runner-up finish at the Class 3A state tournament.
Born October 16, 1980, Ogden and his wife, Katie, have two sons, Bo (born March 7, 2008) and Parker (born Aug. 10, 2012), and one daughter, Ellie (born March 2, 2010).