Ron Stewart enters his fourth year with the Nevada women's basketball team. He spent his first two seasons as an assistant coach and last year he was promoted to the title of associate head coach. He is primarily responsible for scheduling and coaching the wing players.
Stewart spent 11 seasons as the head women's basketball coach at Western Michigan University. During his tenure with the Broncos, Stewart compiled a 159-169 overall record (.485) and a 101-77 mark in MAC play (.567). He coached 19 players to All-MAC honors, five honorable mention Kodak All-Americans and two MAC Players of the Year.
At Western Michigan University, his teams made three WNIT appearances, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2004, and one NCAA Tournament Appearance. In addition, his team won the 2003 MAC Tournament.
Prior to his time at Western Michigan, Stewart served as an assistant men's coach at the University of Florida from 1990-96 where the 1994 team advanced to the NCAA Final Four. In addition, Stewart served as an assistant men's coach at Kansas State University from 1986-90 where the Wildcats participated in the NCAA Tournament every season from 1986-90 including an Elite Eight appearance in 1986.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Stewart assisted with practices and training camp at the 1995 USA Basketball World University Games, was an assistant coach and travel coordinator with Florida's foreign tour of Australia in 1993 and served as the head coach of the Superior Professional Basketball League from 1988-1989.
Stewart graduated from Indiana University in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in education and received his master's degree in education from Butler University in 1977.
"Ron's experience in the game of basketball sets him apart from many assistants in our game," head coach Jane Albright said. "He has over 20 years of experience at the Division I level and has been successful everywhere he has been. He is a true X's and O's guy, a great teacher of the game and will be involved in every aspect of our program."