Bobel Joins Men's Hoops Staff As Video Coordinator/Intern

Aug. 9, 2007

STANFORD, Calif.- Chris Bobel begins his first season with the men's basketball program, serving as the team's Video Coordinator and Coaching Intern.

Bobel was a walk-on member of the Stanford men's basketball squad from 2006-2007, providing much enthusiasm, toughness and athleticism to the team. Bobel saw action in five contests off the bench last year, including a season-high five minutes against Denver on Nov. 25 as he knocked down a pair of free throws for his first collegiate points to go with two assists.

In his current role with the program, Bobel will coordinate film exchange and opponent scouting in addition to assisting with all other aspects of the Stanford men's basketball program.

'We are excited to have Chris join our staff,' said head coach Trent Johnson. 'He is an extremely hard worker who is familiar with our program. He approaches everything he does with a solid work ethic and that will help make him a tremendous asset to our coaching staff.'

Prior to earning a jersey in his senior season with the Cardinal, Bobel served as the program's student recruiting coordinator during the 2005-06 campaign. Bobel was the head coach for the freshman team at Palo Alto High School and assisted with the varsity squad in 2004-05. In addition, he was an active and vocal member of the 6th Man Club during his first three years at Stanford.

A native of Palo Alto, Bobel is a 2002 graduate of Palo Alto High School. Bobel was a three-year letterwinner at Palo Alto High School, serving as the Vikings' captain during his junior and senior seasons. Bobel was a two-time SCVAL all-league selection and received the team's Most Inspirational and Coaches Award honors as a senior. Bobel averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists during his career.

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